Cinnamon Girl: Letters Found Inside a Cereal Box

pap. $9.99. ISBN 9780062447593.
Gr 9 Up—Originally published in 2005, this Americas Award winner was recently reissued for the 9/11 anniversary. A contemplative novel in verse by the 2015–16 U.S. Poet Laureate, the work follows Yolanda, a Puerto Rican young woman, in the aftermath of the attack on the Twin Towers. Through letters and poems, readers experience Yolanda's loss. Her family's strength amid tragedy will touch readers.

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