Felita by Nicholasa MohrFelita by Nicholasa Mohr


byNicholasa MohrIllustratorRay Cruz

Paperback | July 19, 1999

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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 taunt and tease Felita and her family because they are from Puerto Rico. First published twenty years ago, Felita's compelling story has resonance for kids today.

"An honest, realistic view of an important aspect of contemporary American life." --The Horn Book

Nicholasa Mohr has written many books, primarily aimed towards young adults, and has won numerous awards for her writing.
Title:FelitaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 7.75 × 5.06 × 0.28 inPublished:July 19, 1999Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0141306432

ISBN - 13:9780141306438

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12


From Our Editors

Content about her life so far, Felita suddenly feels confused when her parents move the family to a new neighbourhood. Soon after arriving, Felita begins to miss her best friend Gigi and must defend her Puerto Rican family from the hurtful things people say about them. Will Felita ever have friends again? Nicholasa Mohr and illustrator Ray Cruz create a moving story highlighting the benefits of having courage and strength while showing kids how important it is to accept people from all backgrounds in Felita.

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"An honest, realistic view of an important aspect of contemporary American life". -- The Horn Book