Meet the Authors
Quijana is a girl in pieces. One-half Guatemalan, one-half American: when Quijana’s Guatemalan cousins move to town, her dad seems ashamed that she doesn’t know more about her family’s heritage. One-half crush, one-half buddy: when Quijana meets Zuri and Jayden, she knows she’s found true friends. But she can’t help the feelings she has for Jayden. How do you figure out which parts of yourself are most important? As beautiful as a poem and emotionally resonant as a thunderstorm, Rebecca Balcárcel’s debut is a heartfelt portrayal of a girl growing up, fitting in, and learning what it means to belong.
ALA Unit/Subunit: ALA, UNO
Meeting Type: Meet the Authors
Cost: Included with full conference and exhibits only registration.