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Casi, casi un hogar / Something Like Home (Paperback)

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De la autora de Iveliz lo explica todo llega esta conmovedora novela en verso, donde un perro extraviado ayuda a una niña solitaria a reencontrarse con su familia. . .

¿Cuánto tiempo tienes que vivir en un lugar antes de que puedas llamarlo casa?

Laura Rodríguez Colón tiene un plan: no importa lo que digan los adultos, ella vivirá nuevamente con sus padres. Después de todo, ¿cómo les explicas a los demás que estás en un hogar de acogida, aunque sea el apartamento tu tía? ¿Cómo explicas que quieres volver a casa?
Un día, Laura encuentra un cachorrito abandonado. Parece cosa del destino. Tal vez es lo que necesita para concretar su plan.

From the author of Iveliz Explains It All comes this moving novel in verse, where a lost dog helps a lonely girl find a way home to her family . . . only for them to find family in each other along the way.

Titi Silvia leaves me alone to unpack,  but it’s not like I brought a bunch of stuff.
How do you prepare for the unpreparable?

How do you fit your whole life in one bag?
And how am I supposed to trust social services when they won’t trust me back?

Laura Rodríguez Colón has a plan: No matter what the grown-ups say, she will live with her parents again. Can you blame her? It’s tough to make friends as the new kid at school. And while staying at her aunt’s house is okay, it just isn’t the same.

But that’s all going to change. Because when Laura finds a puppy, it seems like fate. If she can train the puppy to become a therapy dog, then maybe she’ll be allowed to visit her parents. Maybe the dog will help them get better, and things will finally go back to the way they should.

After all, how do you explain to others that you’re technically a foster kid, even when you live with your aunt? Most of all . . . how do you explain that you’re not where you belong, and you just want to go home?

About the Author

Andrea Beatriz Arango was born and raised in Puerto Rico. She has an EdS in reading education, and works as a public school ESOL teacher by day and as a writer by night. Andrea balances her life in Virginia with trips home to see her family and eat lots of tostones de pana. When she’s not busy, you can always find her enjoying nature in the nearest forest or body of water. Iveliz Explains It All is her debut novel.

Praise For…

"A powerful novel in verse about a girl coping after being ripped from her home ... Beautifully executed." —Kirkus Reviews

Product Details
ISBN: 9781644738696
ISBN-10: 1644738694
Publisher: Vintage Español
Publication Date: November 21st, 2023
Pages: 256
Language: Spanish

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