Becoming Beatriz

By CHARLES, Tami

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9781580897785
Publisher
Charlesbridge Teen


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on August 1, 2019  |  Young Adult

Gr 8 Up—It is the mid-1980s and Beatriz worships the TV show Fame. Her mom brought Beatriz and her brother, Junito, to New Jersey from Puerto Rico to escape their abusive father who particularly targeted Junito for not being masculine enough. Beatriz dreams of dancing professionally like her inspiration, Debbie Allen, but when Junito is murdered by Haitian gang leaders, she steps up her involvement with the Diablos, their Newark gang. A Shakespearean twist brings the beautiful and nerdy Hait...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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