Other Half of Happy (Prebound)

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Other Half of Happy (Prebound)

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★ Balc rcel's well-rounded characters, complex friendships, and nuanced family dynamics will resonate with many readers. This is a title that will remain relevant long past its publication date. A must-have for all library collections.
-School Library Journal, starred review

★ A lovely, moving, and realistic view of the struggles and insecurities--as well as the beauty--that comes from being bicultural.
-Booklist, starred reviewHandpicked by Amazon kids' books editor, Seira Wilson, for Prime Book Box - a children's subscription that inspires a love of reading.

This immersive, award-winning novel following the story of Quijana, a girl in pieces, is now available in paperback.

One-half Guatemalan, one-half American: When Quijana's Guatemalan cousins move to town, her dad seems ashamed that she doesn't know more about her family's heritage.

One-half crush, one-half buddy: When Quijana meets Zuri and Jayden, she knows she's found true friends. But she can't help the growing feelings she has for Jayden.

One-half kid, one-half grown-up: Quijana spends her nights Skyping with her ailing grandma and trying to figure out what's going on with her increasingly hard-to-reach brother.

Quijana must figure out which parts of herself are most important, and which pieces come together to make her whole.

This is a heartfelt poetic portrayal of a girl growing up, fitting in, and learning what it means to belong.

- Lyrical middle grade debut from author Rebecca Balc rcel
- A diverse and family-centered story that resonates with anyone who remembers, or is going through, growing pains
- Inclusively embraces real life experiences with biracial, autistic, and gay characters
- 2020 Pura Belpr Honor Book
- A Junior Library Guild Selection
- ALSC Notable Children's Book
- 2020 Jean Flynn Award for Best Middle Grade Book
- 2020 Spirit of Texas Reading Program Recommended Title

Perfect for:

- Tweens and teens
- Bilingual and bicultural readers
- Parents
- Educators.
Product Details ISBN: 9781663634153
ISBN-10: 1663634157
Publisher: Turtleback
Publication Date: January 1st, 2019
Pages: 340
Language: English