Felita

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Felita's parents promise she will love their new neighborhood. Only Abuelita, her grandmother, understands how much Felita will miss her old block, and her best friend Gigi. But her new neighbors taunt and tease Felita and her family because they are from Puerto Rico. First published twenty years ago, Felita's compelling story has resonance for kids today.

"An honest, realistic view of an important aspect of contemporary American life." —The ...

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Overview

Felita's parents promise she will love their new neighborhood. Only Abuelita, her grandmother, understands how much Felita will miss her old block, and her best friend Gigi. But her new neighbors taunt and tease Felita and her family because they are from Puerto Rico. First published twenty years ago, Felita's compelling story has resonance for kids today.

"An honest, realistic view of an important aspect of contemporary American life." —The Horn Book

The everyday experiences of an eight-year-old Puerto Rican girl growing up in a close-knit, urban community.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Felita moves with her close-knit Puerto Rican family to a new neighborhood in New York City; in the second book, Felita's visit to Puerto Rico is full of surprises. Ages 8-12. (Sept.) Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780141306438
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/1999
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 297,493
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.13 (w) x 7.72 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2001

    My Opinion

    I think this is a wonderful book for children to read because it teaches them that we are all human beings and should be treated with respect. The color of your skin or your nationality is all a part of your heritage, and we should all be proud of who we are and where we come from.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2001

    A lesson of believeing in yourself.

    This book is a great book to read because it teaches you that where you come from and the color of your skin dosen't truly matter, what matters is that you know who you are and to be proud of yourself no matter what. Maybe, in life sometimes people will step into your life and judge you because of the color of your skin or your heritage. But, you always have to remember who you are and that your proud of who you are.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2000

    Kids moving away from family and friends, and all that is familiar.

    Great book! Especially for our kids moving to the U.S. from other Spanish speaking countries. They can relate to Felita and understand they are not alone in their fears of attending a new school, speaking another language and leaving their friends back home.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2009

    Read only because required

    The only reason I read this book was because I had to for a multicultural literature course, and quite frankly, I would not wish this book on anyone. The author lays the morals/life lessons on real think, as if her readers are too dense to pick up on subtle references to prejudices/injustices. What ever happened to inference?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2002

    A Classic

    My story is about a girl whos 8 years old and he parents want to move and she is gonna miss her best friend . . when she winds up moving her friends supposidly make fun of her for be portorian and she winds of moving back . .!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2001

    Felita is a great story

    I recommend this book Felita to a friend because if you have a problem with neighborhood situation read Felita.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2001

    a exellent story

    I read this book in my 5th grade class and i loved it so much felita is sort of like me in some ways she shows that she is proud of being puerto rican and i am too

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