Cinnamon Girl: letters found inside a cereal box by Juan Felipe HerreraCinnamon Girl: letters found inside a cereal box by Juan Felipe Herrera

Cinnamon Girl: letters found inside a cereal box

byJuan Felipe Herrera

Paperback | February 23, 2016

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From U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera comes the story of one teen’s emotional journey in the days after 9/11, and a personal look at the culture of Loisaida, the Lower East Side of Manhattan. This emotional and stirring novel won the Américas Award and is written in a unique and arresting style.

When the Twin Towers fell, New York City was blanketed by dust. On the Lower East Side, Yolanda, the cinnamon girl, makes her manda, her promise. She vows to gather as much of the dust as she can. Maybe if she can return it to Ground Zero, she can comfort all the voices. Maybe that will 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.

Juan Felipe Herrara was named at the Poet Laureate by the Library of Congress. He was Poet Laureate of California from 2012-2014 and is the author of more than a dozen books of poetry.
Title:Cinnamon Girl: letters found inside a cereal boxFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 7.12 × 5 × 0.44 inPublished:February 23, 2016Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062447599

ISBN - 13:9780062447593