Call Me Maria
Product Description: Maria is a girl caught between two worlds: Puerto Rico, where she was born, and New York, where she now lives in a basement apartment in the barrio. While her mother remains on the island, Maria lives with her father, the super of their building. As she struggles to lose her island accent, Maria does her best to find her place within the unfamiliar culture of the barrio. Finally, with Spanglish ringing in her ears, she finds the poet within herself.
Age Level: Middle Grade (9-14)
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
Book Series: Across Cultures in YA: Hispanic Heritage Novels in Verse: Hispanic Heritage Stories Told in Letters and Verse