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Sofía Acosta Makes a Scene



by
Emma Otheguy

Edition
Library edition with trade jacket added
Publisher
Penguin Random House
Imprint
Knopf
ISBN
9780593372647
POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism , Discrimination: Xenophobia , Discrimination: Sexism
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A poignant, coming of age story about a Cuban-American girl trying to figure out where she belongs—both in her ballet-loving family and the wider world. Perfect for fans of Front Desk and Merci Suárez Changes Gears.

It’s a good thing Sofía Acosta loves dreaming up costumes, because otherwise she’s a ballet disaster—unlike her parents, who danced under prima ballerina Alicia Alonso before immigrating to the suburbs of New York. Luckily, when the Acostas host their dancer friends from Cuba for a special performance with the American Ballet Theatre, Sofía learns there’s more than dance holding her family together. Between swapping stories about Cuba and sharing holiday celebrations, the Acostas have never been more of a team.

Then Sofía finds out about the dancers’ secret plans to defect to the United States, and makes a serious mistake—she confides in her best friend, only to discover that Tricia doesn’t want “outsiders” moving to their community. Now Sofía wonders what the other neighbors in her tight-knit suburban town really think of immigrant families like hers. Sofía doesn’t want to make a scene, but if she doesn’t speak up, how will she figure out if her family really belongs?

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism , Discrimination: Xenophobia , Discrimination: Sexism

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

304

Trim Size

8 3/10" x 5 1/2"

Dewey

F

AR

5.4: points 10

Lexile

870L

Genre

Fic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

May 2022

Book Genres

Realistic Fiction

Topics

Ballet dancing. Emigration and immigration. Handicraft. Family life. New York State. Social classes. Cuban Americans. Friendship. The Nutcracker.

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Grades 5-7
Upper Elementary & Junior High
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