Show and Prove

Delacorte. 2015. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9780375847073.
Gr 8 Up—Set in 1983 in the South Bronx, this coming-of-age tale by Afro-Latina Quintero presents the friendship between African American Smiles and Puerto Rican Nike against the backdrop of hip-hop, Reaganomics, and war in the Middle East. Quintero explores the racial tensions but also collaborations that flourish between the Latino and Black community with a deft hand. Teens will be fully immersed in the 80s setting.

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