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Look Both Ways in the Barrio Blanco

Look Both Ways in the Barrio Blanco

Escrito por Judith Robbins Rose

Narrado por Marisol Ramirez


Look Both Ways in the Barrio Blanco

Escrito por Judith Robbins Rose

Narrado por Marisol Ramirez

valoraciones:
3.5/5 (4 valoraciones)
Longitud:
6 horas
Publicado:
Sep 8, 2015
ISBN:
9781501221675
Formato:
Audiolibro

Descripción

With humor and sensitivity, a debut novelist explores the coming of age of a girl caught between two cultures as she finds the courage to forge a new destiny.

"Miss, will you be my Amiga?" Amiga means "friend" in Spanish, but at the youth center, it meant a lady to take you places. I never asked myself if two people as different as Miss and me could ever really be amigas.

When Jacinta Juarez is paired with a rich, famous mentor, she is swept away from the diapers and dishes of her own boring life into a world of new experiences. But crossing la linea into Miss's world is scary. Half of Jacinta aches for the comfort of Mamá and the familiar safety of the barrio, while the other half longs to embrace a future that offers more than cleaning stuff for white people.

When her family is torn apart, Jacinta needs to bring the two halves of herself together to win back everything she holds dear. Can she channel the power she's gained from Miss and the strength she's inherited from Mamá to save her shattered home life?

Publicado:
Sep 8, 2015
ISBN:
9781501221675
Formato:
Audiolibro

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  • (2/5)
    Had some issues with the POV for this novel; it felt very much like an adult trying to write like a kid instead of a kid writing. Also felt it was problematic in its depiction of a family of color; although I could tell the author was trying to connect with the challenges of an undocumented family, it felt very much like a caricature.
  • (3/5)
    Narrated by Marisol Ramirez. Ramirez brings a strong voice to the tensions and coping techniques of living as a family with undocumented relatives, in particular Jacinta's suspenseful pursuit to bring her mother home. Jacinta is portrayed as annoyingly persistent and self-centered as she insinuates herself into "Miss's" orbit. "Miss" comes off not as the glamorous TV anchor Jacinta sees but a cynical single mom waging a sex discrimination lawsuit at work. Despite the constant "snorts" and "smirks" in the narrative, this is a revealing book about the challenges some families face just to get by.
  • (3/5)
    Jacinta's family is living in the US illegally and lives in fear of deportation. Her mom has had to go back to Mexico to take care of her own mother. Jacinta misses her terribly and looks to the center she attends for a mentor to take the place of her mom. She finds "Miss", a local reporter who has come to do a story about the girls in the center and even though Miss wasn't really looking to be a mentor, Jacinta worms her way in. I didn't really love Jacinta's character but I really liked reading about characters in situations I don't know anything about, and that was definitely this book.