Confetti Girl

Paperback | May 1, 2010

byDiana Lopez

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Apolonia "Lina"<_st13a_place _w3a_st="on">Floresis a sock enthusiast, a volleyball player, a science lover, and a girl who's just looking for answers. Even though her house is crammed full of books (her dad's a bibliophile), she's having trouble figuring out some very big questions, like why her dad seems to care about books more than her, why her best friend's divorced mom is obsessed with makingcascarones(hollowed eggshells filled with colorful confetti), and, most of all, why her mom died last year. Like colors incascarones, Lina's life is a rainbow of people, interests, and unexpected changes.

In her first novel for young readers, Diana López creates a clever and honest story about a young<_st13a_city _w3a_st="on"><_st13a_place _w3a_st="on">Latinagirl navigating growing pains in her South Texan city.

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Apolonia "Lina"Floresis a sock enthusiast, a volleyball player, a science lover, and a girl who's just looking for answers. Even though her house is crammed full of books (her dad's a bibliophile), she's having trouble figuring out some very big questions, like why her dad seems to care about books more than her, why her best friend's ...

Diana (pronounced DEE-ANNA) López is a native of Corpus Christi, Texas. Her adult novel,Sofia's Saints, was published by Bilingual Review Press in 2002, and she is a contributing author toHecho en Tejas: An Anthology of Texas Mexican Literature. Other works include short stories published inChicago Quarterly Review,The Sycamore Review,...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 7.62 × 5.25 × 0.75 inPublished:May 1, 2010Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316029564

ISBN - 13:9780316029568

Appropriate for ages: 8

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