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 ReviewAbout the Author:
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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Book Description Turtleback, 2006. Book Condition: Very Good. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP78131189
Book Description Turtleback, 2006. Book Condition: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP79149598
Book Description Turtleback, 2006. Library Binding. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG1417698489
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