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Publisher Comments:

With its strong voice, humor, endearing characters, and compelling subject matter, Confetti Girl is reminiscent of The Year of the Dog and Judy Blume. It portrays Hispanic-Americans in a day-to-day setting, rather than focusing on the common archetypes of migrant worker or inner city kid, and still retains the rich cultural aspects of Lina's heritage.

Review:

"Apolonia 'Lina' Flores is a brave Latina girl trying to restore her life in Corpus Christi, Tex., after her mother's death. Her dad is a single-minded English teacher and bibliophile who has withdrawn to the point of disappearance since the tragedy ('Sometimes when I dream about him, I see a body, a neck, and a book where his face should be,' Lina says). Despite her frustrations with her father, sixth-grader Lina is determined to create her own world of fun. 'People who think socks are just for feet have no imagination,' she says (she collects them and uses them for 'coasters, bookmarks, wallets, and dusters'). Alongside Vanessa (her 'best friend since forever'), Lina gains confidence by playing sports and relying on her own ingenuity (she dresses up as 'red tide' one Halloween). The story is saturated with Spanish traditions, such as the making of 'cascarones' (confetti-filled eggs), and the chapters begin with 'dichos,' truisms that help Lina feel connected to her mother. Employing lovely metaphors and realistic dialogue, adult author Lpez (Sofia's Saints) delicately displays the power of optimism and innovation during difficult times. Ages 8 — 12. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Apolonia Lina Flores is a sock enthusiast, a volleyball player, a science lover, and a girl who's just looking for answers. Even though her house is crammed full of books (her dad's a bibliophile), she's having trouble figuring out some very big questions, like why her dad seems to care about books more than her, why her best friend's divorced mom is obsessed with making cascarones (hollowed eggshells filled with colorful confetti), and, most of all, why her mom died last year. Like colors in a cascarone, Lina's life is a rainbow of people, interests, and unexpected changes.

In her first novel for young readers, Diana Lopez creates a clever and honest story about a young Latina girl navigating growing pains in her South Texan city.

Synopsis:

In her first novel for young readers, Lopez creates a clever and honest story about a young Latina girl navigating growing pains in her South Texan city.

About the Author

Diana (pronounced DEE-ANNA) López is a native of Corpus Christi, Texas. Her adult novel, Sofia's Saints, was published by Bilingual Review Press in 2002, and she is a contributing author to Hecho en Tejas: An Anthology of Texas Mexican Literature. Other works include short stories published in Chicago Quarterly Review, The Sycamore Review, and New Texas. She now teaches English at St. Philip's College in San Antonio. This is her first middle grade novel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780316029551
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Subject:
Fathers and daughters
Author:
Lopez, Diana
Subject:
Grief
Subject:
People & Places - United States - Hispanic/Latino
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Girls & Women
Subject:
Single-parent families
Subject:
Children s-General
Publication Date:
20100501
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8 x 5.5 x 0.75 in 0.64 lb
Age Level:
08-12

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Product details 208 pages Little, Brown Young Readers - English 9780316029551 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Apolonia 'Lina' Flores is a brave Latina girl trying to restore her life in Corpus Christi, Tex., after her mother's death. Her dad is a single-minded English teacher and bibliophile who has withdrawn to the point of disappearance since the tragedy ('Sometimes when I dream about him, I see a body, a neck, and a book where his face should be,' Lina says). Despite her frustrations with her father, sixth-grader Lina is determined to create her own world of fun. 'People who think socks are just for feet have no imagination,' she says (she collects them and uses them for 'coasters, bookmarks, wallets, and dusters'). Alongside Vanessa (her 'best friend since forever'), Lina gains confidence by playing sports and relying on her own ingenuity (she dresses up as 'red tide' one Halloween). The story is saturated with Spanish traditions, such as the making of 'cascarones' (confetti-filled eggs), and the chapters begin with 'dichos,' truisms that help Lina feel connected to her mother. Employing lovely metaphors and realistic dialogue, adult author Lpez (Sofia's Saints) delicately displays the power of optimism and innovation during difficult times. Ages 8 — 12. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Apolonia Lina Flores is a sock enthusiast, a volleyball player, a science lover, and a girl who's just looking for answers. Even though her house is crammed full of books (her dad's a bibliophile), she's having trouble figuring out some very big questions, like why her dad seems to care about books more than her, why her best friend's divorced mom is obsessed with making cascarones (hollowed eggshells filled with colorful confetti), and, most of all, why her mom died last year. Like colors in a cascarone, Lina's life is a rainbow of people, interests, and unexpected changes.

In her first novel for young readers, Diana Lopez creates a clever and honest story about a young Latina girl navigating growing pains in her South Texan city.

"Synopsis" by , In her first novel for young readers, Lopez creates a clever and honest story about a young Latina girl navigating growing pains in her South Texan city.
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