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Thursday, July 02, 2009

Cubanita - Gaby Triana

I picked this book up at the public library hoping to find another addition the the Hispanic literature at my library, but the subject matter in this one is too old for middle school. It's about a girl who's getting ready to go off to college, and the things she's interested in just aren't really the things middle schoolers are interested in. I like how there was a lot of Spanish sprinkled through the text, but I speak Spanish, so it was ok for me. There weren't quite enough contextual clues sometimes, I thought, to make a non Spanish speaker comfortable.

A quick read good for older high schoolers.

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