by Tami Charles
Publication Date: Sep 17, 2019
List Price: $17.99
Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Target Age Group: Young Adult
Imprint: Charlesbridge Teen
Parent Company: Charlesbridge
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In 1984 in the barrios of Newark, Beatriz Mendez is looking forward to dancing at her fifteenth birthday, because dancing is her true passion in life, but when her brother Juni, gang-leader of the Puerto Rican gang the Diablos, is killed by the rival Haitian Macoute gang she finds herself thrust into the role of gang-leader and drug dealer—until she meets Nassar, a dorky Haitian boy who shares and reignites her passion for dancing.
- Young Adult Fiction / People & Places / United States / Hispanic & Latino
- Young Adult Fiction / Performing Arts / Dance
- Young Adult Fiction / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
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