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Sammy and Juliana in Hollywood Kindle Edition

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Length: 306 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Language: English Age Level: 15 - 18
Grade Level: 10 - 12

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Gr. 9-12. "Someone's gonna hurt you. And you're gonna wish you never had a heart." The warning quickly becomes reality as Sammy struggles with his girlfriend Juliana's violent death. Sammy and Juliana's Hollywood is a New Mexico barrio, where Sammy loses more than his virginity and his girlfriend during his difficult 1969 senior year. A good student and an avid reader (his classmates nickname him "The Librarian"), he works hard for his dream of college. One friend is drafted for Vietnam, another dies of a drug overdose. Two gay friends leave town in exile, and Sammy's father is injured in an automobile accident, altering Sammy's plans. But dad suggests that they shouldn't feel so bad about loss: "I mean--it's the only thing we're good at." The barrio setting is as palpable as the wings that beat against Sammy's insides when danger lurks. The tough but caring family, neighbors, and friends speak in authentic dialogue liberally laced with Spanish that adds texture to the story, and an empathetic teacher and a stand against the school dress code provide a small victory to help Sammy weather the racism and poverty that fuel his emotions and his losses. Cindy Dobrez
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“A powerful and authentic look at a community’s aspirations and the tragic losses that result from shattered dreams.” (School Library Journal)

“Sammy’s story of love, loss, and strong family ties is hard to forget.” (The Horn Book)

“An illuminating and edifying story.” (Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Product details

  • File size : 796 KB
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 306 pages
  • Publisher : Cinco Puntos Press (15 April 2011)
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • ASIN : B009W7HABO
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.9 out of 5 stars 29 ratings

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5.0 out of 5 stars A book that deals with a lot of issues
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