Cuba 15- Nancy Osa


Nancy Osa’s Cuba 15 centers on a 15 year old Cuban American girl named Violet.  Violet doesn’t know much about her Cuban roots until her grandmother (Abuela) decides that she needs to have a Quincenera.  Throughout the book Violet learns more about the tradition of the Quince, her roots, her family, and her friends.  Violet also deals with having a crush, and becoming a member of the speech team at her school.  The book is humorous and informative.  This would be a book that I would recommend to girls to read for fun.  I don’t see much of an appeal for teen males.  I also do not see it being used in a classroom setting as a whole class assignment.

Awards:

2006 Louisiana Young Readers’ Choice Award Nominee
Delacorte Press Prize for a First Young Adult Novel


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