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Cinnamon Girl

Cinnamon Girl

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
Grade Level Equivalent
Guided Reading
Joanna Cotler Books
Number of Pages
Poetry and Rhymes, Realistic Fiction

About the Author

Juan Felipe Herrera Juan Felipe’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.

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