Look Both Ways in the Barrio Blanco

Look Both Ways in the Barrio BlancoWritten by Judith Rose

The story of Jacinta, a young girl without a lot of money living in a small house with her family. She wants so much to fit in, be good at something and experience new things. She is paired up with a famous news reporter as her mentor. As she starts to spend time with her mentor we see the world change through Jacinta’s eyes. We also see Jacinta deal with the anger, fear, and confusion of being the American-born daughter of undocumented Mexican immigrants. A simple realistic book we can all learn a little from.

Review by Vanessa Eyre, Robert Frost Media Center
Rating: ★★★★½ (4.5 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 4-7

Author Website: http://www.jrrose.net/

Look Both Ways in the Barrio Blanco
Written by Judith Rose
Candlewick Press
341 pages
Release Date: September 8, 2015

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