Synopses & Reviews
Fiction. Cultural Writing. ANIZA is the fifth novel in Gloria Velasquez's Roosevelt High School series, which features a group of students who must individually face troubling personal and social worries (such as violence, racial prejudice, and emerging sexuality) that are inescapable for many young adults today. As a former teacher, I often saw troubled teens...Ms. Velasquez has created a series of young-adult novels which can promote discussion of serious issues.... Many youths will enjoy these novels for their page-turning quality. But something larger is beneath these printed pages -- Priscilla Aydelott, Flagstaff Live.