A world of adventure greets Elena and her little brother Carlos when they leave their Mexican seaside village to find their father, who has suddenly disappeared in the masses of immigrants attempting to make a living in Los Angeles in order to support families back home. Elena strikes out to find her father, without many leads or information, but armed with her well-developed English skills and luckily is hired by a wealthy Mexican-American family. Now able to support herself and Carlos, Elena begins the search for her father in earnest, encountering intrigue, crime and a mystery related to her father’s disappearance. In her desperate search Elena also finds friendship, love and the confidence to forge her own identity.
|Publisher:||Arte Publico Press|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||224 KB|
|Age Range:||11 - 16 Years|
About the Author
OFELIA DUMAS LACHTMAN was born in Los Angeles of Mexican immigrant parents. She has written five novels for young adults: The Summer of El Pintor (Piñata Books, 2001), Call Me Consuelo (Piñata Books, 1997), Leticia’s Secret (Piñata Books, 1997), and The Girl from Playa Blanca (Piñata Books, 1995). She continues to live and work in Los Angeles.
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