In the Shade of the Nispero Tree by Carmen T. Bernier-Grand

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Because her mother wants her to be part of the world of high society in their native Puerto Rico, nine-year-old Teresa attends a private school but loses her best friend.
 

About Carmen T. Bernier-Grand

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Carmen T. Bernier-Grand is a storyteller who works in schools and libraries in the Pacific Northwest. This is her first I Can Read Book. She was born in Puerto Rico and now lives in Portland, OR.Ernesto Ramos Nieves is a freelance graphic artist and illustrator. This is his first picturebook. He was born in Puerto Rico and now lives in New York, NY.
 
Published April 1, 1999 by Orchard Books (NY). 128 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books.

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With a mother born to la sociedad (high society) and a father who disdains it, Teresa struggles to understand the prejudices of 1960s Puerto Ric0.

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If Bernier-Grand (Poet and Politician of Puerto Rico: Don Luis Munoz Marin) occasionally drives home her point with a heavy hand, her convincingly drawn characterizations of Teresa and Ana and her realistic picture of the hierarchy in Teresa's society more than compensate.

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