|Summer in the city (Mango Delight)|
Author: Hyman, Fracaswell
Mango is invited to star in Yo, Romeo! in New York City, but must struggle to balance the opportunity of a lifetime with homesickness, insecurity, and staying close to her best friend long-distance.
Kirkus Reviews (02/15/20)
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Booklist - 04/01/2020 Mango Delight is enjoying summer vacation and riding the success of her starring role in the annual school play, when her favorite teacher, Bob, stops by her apartment one day with exciting news—he is leaving school to produce Yo, Romeo! in New York and wants her to star in the summer production. In New York, Mango stays with her zany Aunt Zendaya and meets a cast of characters with personalities as big as the city where they live. For Mango, this is the opportunity of a lifetime, but she must learn to cope with being away from her family. When the success she experiences does not include her friends, Mango also experiences the challenges of being true to their friendship while not losing her voice. Fans of Hyman’s first book, Mango Delight (2017), will enjoy the further adventures of his titular character as she works to make her dreams come true. Readers looking for books with diverse characters and a strong female protagonist will also enjoy this title. - Copyright 2020 Booklist.