Dilema De Trino (Trino's Choice) (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Spanish Edition)

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9781417698486: Dilema De Trino (Trino's Choice) (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Spanish Edition)

FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Frustrated by his poor financial situation and hoping to impress a smart girl, seventh-grader Trino falls in with a bad crowd led by an older teen with a vicious streak.

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Named to the Texas Lone Star Reading List, named "Best Book of the Year" by ForeWord magazine in the Young Adult category, recipient of the Austin Writers’ League Teddy Award for Best Children’s Book, and named Best Young Adult Fiction by the Latino Literary Hall of Fame

"A dramatic and realistic contemporary novel . . . about a Latino boy struggling to grow into manhood and somehow make the right choices in the absence of adult guidance." —Booklist

"Realistic characters and settings meld in a story that is meaningful without being didactic...With the scarcity of young adult fiction with Latino characters, thirteen-year-old Trino is a welcome addition in a book that deserves a sequel." —VOYA

"This is an excellent novel for middle-grade and junior high students...Gonzales Bertrand offers a starkly realistic view of many working-class Mexican Americans, presenting poverty, trailer parks, gangs, single mothers, video games, and missed opportunities." —MultiCultural Review

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DIANE GONZALES BERTRAND grew up in a San Antonio, Texas, family with five brothers and one sister. She continues to live in San Antonio with her family. She teaches Creative Writing at St. Mary’s University where she is also Writer-in-Residence. Her other books include Upside Down and Backwards (Piñata Books, 2004), Close to the Heart (Piñata Books, 2002), Trino’s Time (Piñata Books, 2001), Lessons of the Game (Piñata Books, 1998), Alicia’s Treasure (Piñata Books, 1996), and Sweet Fifteen (Piñata Books, 1995).

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