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Becoming Beatriz

Author: Tami Charles
Publisher: Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 1984 in the barrios of Newark, Beatriz Mendez is looking forward to dancing at her fifteenth birthday, because dancing is her true passion in life, but when her brother Juni, gang-leader of the Puerto Rican gang the Diablos, is killed by the rival Haitian Macoute gang she finds herself thrust into the role of gang-leader and drug dealer--until she meets Nassar, a dorky Haitian boy who shares and reignites her
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Genre/Form: Young adult fiction
Fiction
History
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Charles, Tami, author.
Becoming Beatriz
Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge, [2019]
(DLC) 2018046987
Material Type: Fiction, Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tami Charles
ISBN: 9781580897785 1580897789
OCLC Number: 1055567670
Notes: Companion to: Like Vanessa.
Description: 260 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Tami Charles.

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"In 1984 in the barrios of Newark, Beatriz Mendez is looking forward to dancing at her fifteenth birthday, because dancing is her true passion in life, but when her brother Juni, gang-leader of the Puerto Rican gang the Diablos, is killed by the rival Haitian Macoute gang she finds herself thrust into the role of gang-leader and drug dealer--until she meets Nassar, a dorky Haitian boy who shares and reignites her passion for dancing." --

1984, in the barrios of Newark. Beatriz Mendez is looking forward to dancing at her fifteenth birthday, because dancing is her true passion in life. When her brother Juni, gang-leader of the Puerto Rican gang the Diablos, is killed by the rival Haitian Macoute gang she finds herself thrust into the role of gang-leader and drug dealer. She meets Nassar, a dorky Haitian boy who shares and reignites her passion for dancing. Will Beatriz choose the life decided for her-- or the one she creates for herself? -- adapted from run-on sentence provided, and jacket

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