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Birthday in the Barrio/Cumpleanos en el…

Birthday in the Barrio/Cumpleanos en el barrio

by Mayra Lazara Dole

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0892391944, Hardcover)

Chavi, and best buddy Rosario, swoosh through their neighborhood recruiting kids and grownups in planning and cooking an impossible Miami Beach surprise street party for Rosario's poor sister.  Can an eight-year-old girl bring an entire community together for a heartfelt, fun, and virant event?

Mayra Lazara Dole's bouncy prose and Tonel's bright, witty watercolors will delight readers who know and love Chavi, as well as those discovering this amazing heroine for the first time.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:19:18 -0400)

When Lazarita's unemployed father cannot afford a party for her "quinces," the birthday celebration that marks a fifteen-year-old girl's entrance into womanhood, her friends in her Miami Cuban-American community enlist the mayor's help to plan a surprise block party.… (more)

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