Once Upon a Quinceañera: Coming of Age in the USA

Product Description: The quinceañera, a celebration of a Latina girl's fifteenth birthday, has become a uniquely American trend. Acclaimed author Julia Alvarez explores the history and cultural significance of the "quince" in the United States, and the consequences of treating teens like princesses. Through her observations of a quince in Queens, interviews with other quince girls, and the memories of her own experience as a young immigrant, Alvarez presents a thoughtful and entertaining portrait of a rapidly growing multicultural phenomenon, and passionately emphasizes the importance of celebrating Latina womanhood.

Age Level: 16-18
Publisher: Plume
Book Theme: Quinceañera Stories