"In a young-adult book world dominated by Harry Porter fantasy, vampire thrillers and the post-apocalyptic The Hunger Games, her books provide a unique “safe space” for youth to explore what it means to be bicultural in a conflictive society.
It’s significant work, because so many Latino teens grow up without the affirmation of stories that reflect their life experiences. Particularly these days, these teens are constantly bombarded with the messages that they’re not wanted in this country.”
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"In a young-adult book world dominated by Harry Porter fantasy, vampire thrillers and the post-apocalyptic The Hunger Games, her books provide a unique “safe space” for youth to explore what it means to be bicultural in a conflictive society.

It’s significant work, because so many Latino teens grow up without the affirmation of stories that reflect their life experiences. Particularly these days, these teens are constantly bombarded with the messages that they’re not wanted in this country.”