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  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library Y AND (Text) 33500013346556 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library Y AND (Text) 33500013346549 New Checked out 06/01/2021

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  • ISBN: 9780062996510
  • ISBN: 0062996517
  • Physical Description: 328 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2021]

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Feeling blocked after moving from Argentina to New Jersey, a sixteen-year-old poet finds herself torn between a cute American boy in her math class and a Greek student who understands the struggles she is facing in an ESL class.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 February #1
    After Ana and her mother come from Argentina to live in New Jersey with her father, she's nervous about starting her junior year, although she knows she will have a special class to learn English. After a disastrous first math class, she can't wait to go to ESL, where she can speak Spanish with the teacher and students. But the students in the class are from all over the world; they can't understand one another, let alone the teacher, who speaks only English. As the class goes on, however, Ana loves to contemplate and absorb the English language. Poems that explore the quirks, idioms, and inconsistencies of English blossom throughout the narrative, adding dimension to Ana's character. As she learns to navigate a new language, she's also navigating a new culture, reconciling her new way of life with her old family ways and working toward a compromise with her strict parents. Andreu bases Ana's story on her own experiences as an immigrant teen, and she depicts Ana with authenticity and grace. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Teenage girls > Juvenile fiction.
High school students > Juvenile fiction.
Emigration and immigration > Juvenile fiction.
English language > Study and teaching > Juvenile fiction.
Dating (Social customs) > Juvenile fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Teenage immigrants > Argentina > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Love > Fiction.
Schools > Fiction.
Family life > Fiction.
New Jersey > Fiction.

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