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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library J RYO (Text) 33500013234125 New On holds shelf -
McIntosh Public Library J RYO (Text) 33500013234117 New Checked out 06/02/2020

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  • ISBN: 9781534449671
  • ISBN: 1534449671
  • ISBN: 9781534449688
  • ISBN: 153444968X
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, [2020]

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Summary, etc.:
Yolanda sets out with family and friends to help her grandmother and discovers long-buried secrets about a family curse and the healing power of the magic surrounding her.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 10 up. Margaret K. McElderry Books.
Grades 7-9. Margaret K. McElderry Books.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 March #1
    In the last year, Yolanda has lost her grandfather and become distanced from best friend Ghita and twin Sonja, who both acquired a gift of affinity with insects when they turned 12, while Yolanda showed no signs of giftedness. Now Wela, her grandmother and caretaker, is dying. After weeks of nonresponsive deep sleep, Wela calls to Yolanda in the night and tells her that all will be set right if Yolanda takes her to the lone pecan tree on their family property. Then, mysterious tall grass grows overnight. What does it all mean? Yolanda sets out for the pecan tree, unwittingly taking on this mission with Sonja, Ghita, and Ghita's brother. The story emphasizes grief, sisterhood, and empathy. Author Ryon keeps the magical elements mostly in the background, favoring character development instead, as she untangles threads between the three girls. The story also explores themes of identity and family history, finding meaning in a magical history that the townspeople reduce to one accusatory word: bruja, witch. This engaging read pulls on the heartstrings, but gently. Grades 5-7. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Magic > Fiction.
Ability > Fiction.
Secrets > Fiction.
Sisters > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Grandmothers > Fiction.

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