The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano

The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano

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A powerful novel from one of America's most influential Hispanics - "Maria" on Sesame Street .

There are two secrets Evelyn Serrano is keeping from her Mami and Papo: her true feelings about growing up in her Spanish Harlem neighbourhood, and her attitude about Abuela, her sassy grandmother who's come from Puerto Rico to live with them. Then, like an urgent ticking clock, events erupt that change everything.

The Young Lords, a Puerto Rican activist group, dump garbage in the street and set it on fire, igniting a powerful protest. When Abuela steps in to take charge, Evelyn is thrust into the action. Tempersflare, loyalties are tested. Through it all, Evelyn learns important truths about her Latino heritage and the history makers who shaped a nation.

Infused with actual news accounts from the time period, Sonia Manzano has crafted a gripping work of fiction based on her own life growing up during a fiery, unforgettable time in America, when youngLatinos took control of their destinies.

Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9780545325066
Branch Call Number: YA FIC Manza
Characteristics: 205 pages

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Oct 02, 2013

I enjoyed this book because I didn't know anything about Puerto Rico or Spanish Harlem so it was really interesting. The author does a good job of acting like a teenager. I recommend this book to anyone at any age just to learn more about this time period and the group called the Young Lords.

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