A vivid portrayal of a close-knit Hispanic community. Felita's parents promise she will love their new neighborhood. Only Abuelita, her grandmother, understands how much Felita will miss her old block, and her best friend Gigi. But her new neighbors taunt and tease Felita and her family because they are from Puerto Rico. First published twenty years ago, Felita's compelling story has resonance for kids today. "An honest, realistic view of an important aspect of contemporary American life." The Horn Book; An NCSS-CBC Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies. A Child Study Children's Book Committee Children's Book of the Year. A Puffin Novel , 112 pages. Ages 8-12
Felita moves with her close-knit Puerto Rican family to a new neighborhood in New York City; in the second book, Felita's visit to Puerto Rico is full of surprises. Ages 8-12. (Sept.) Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.