Grades 3 - 5
Grade level Equivalent: 5.2
Lexile® Measure: 580L
Guided Reading: P
- Family Life
- Neighborhood Life
- Puerto Rican
- Prejudice and Tolerance Experiences
About This Book
A vivid portrayal of a close-knit Hispanic community
Felita's parents promise she will love their new neighborhood. Only Abuelita, her grandmother, understands how much Felita will miss her old block, and her best friend Gigi. But her new neighbors aren't nice at all. They taunt and tease Felita because her family is from Puerto Rico. When Felita's parents finally decide to move back to their old block, Felita is thrilled. Yet she soon finds that many things have changed while she's been away — including herself.
First published twenty years ago, Felita's compelling story has resonance for kids today.