Sisters / Hermanas by Gary Paulsen

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Compares the lives of two fourteen-year-olds--an illegal immigrant who sells herself on the streets and a suburban princess obsessed with becoming head cheerleader--both trapped in worlds where beauty and youth are pricey commodities.
 

About Gary Paulsen

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Three-time Newbery-winning author Gary Paulsen, hailed as "one of the best-loved writers alive" by the New York Times, divides his time between his ranch in New Mexico, a sailboat on the Pacific Ocean, and his dog-kennel in Alaska. He's written over 200 books for young people, stories that have been embraced by readers of all ages.
 
Published November 1, 1993 by Harcourt. 63 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Traci's mother, calling her "present marriage" ideal, insists that "how popular you are in high school and later, who you marry--all of that is determined now."

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Poetically wrought, this novel reveals the parallels in the seemingly disparate circumstances of Rosa, an illegal immigrant-turned-prostitute, and Traci, a popular junior-high student preparing for ch

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Poetically wrought, this novel reveals the parallels in the seemingly disparate circumstances of Rosa, an illegal immigrant-turned-prostitute, and Traci, a popular junior-high student preparing for cheerleader tryouts.

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