by Juan Felipe Herrera
When the towers fall, New York City is blanketed by dust. On the Lower East Side, Yolanda, the Cinnamon Girl, makes her manda, her promise, to gather as much of it as she can. Maybe returning the dust to Ground Zero can comfort all the voices. Maybe it can help Uncle DJ open his eyes again.
As tragedies from her past mix in the air of an unthinkable present, Yolanda searches for hope. Maybe it's buried somewhere in the silvery dust of Alphabet City.
- 11, 12, 13
- Interest Level
- Grades 6 - 8
- Guided Reading
- Joanna Cotler Books
- Number of Pages
- Poetry, Songs, Verse, Realistic Fiction
About the Author
Juan Felipe Herrera Juan Felipeâ€™s books are often inspired by his past. Some of his titles include Calling the Doves, an Ezra Jack Keats Award winner, Crash Boom Love, winner of the Americas Award, and Featherless/Desplumado, winner of the 2005 Independent Publisher Book Award.