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Writing Sweet Valley High, “But For Brown Kids”

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Writer Malin Alegria’s first novel, “Estrella’s Quinceanera”, covers familiar territory for anyone who’s ever been fifteen, and a girl, and battled with her mother. Still, the fact that the sassy protagonist is Mexican American makes her a novelty in young adult fiction.

Estrell_small Writer Malin Alegria’s first novel, “Estrella’s Quinceanera”, covers familiar territory for anyone who’s ever been fifteen, and a girl, and battled with her mother. Still, the fact that the sassy protagonist is Mexican American makes her a novelty in young adult fiction.

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