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The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano

October 15, 2013 - 4:09pm -- Anonymous
Manzano, Sonia
From Goodreads: There are two secrets Evelyn Serrano is keeping, her true feelings about growing up in her Spanish Harlem neighborhood and her attitude about her sassy grandmother who's come from Puerto Rico to live with them. Then 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. Tempers flare, 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 young Latinos took control of their destinies.

It's 1969 and the Young Lords are setting fire to East Harlem, trying to draw attention to the plight of Puerto Ricans. A mother, daughter, and grandmother come to terms with what it means to be a community, a family, and Puerto Ricans. An important book, written by Maria from Sesame Street!

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