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 Evangelina takes flight
 Author: Noble, Diana J.

 Publisher:  Pinata Books (2017)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 195 p.,  22 cm

 BTSB No: 677929 ISBN: 9781558858480
 Ages: 11-14 Grades: 6-9

 Mexican Americans -- Fiction
 Race relations -- Fiction
 Family life -- Texas -- Fiction
 Immigrants -- Fiction
 Prejudices -- Fiction
 Mexico -- History -- 1910-1920, Revolution -- Fiction
 Texas -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction

Price: $17.16

Having fled the rampaging revolutionaries in Mexico in 1911, thirteen-year-old Evangelina and her family face unexpected prejudice and violence in Texas.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 4.70
   Points: 7.0   Quiz: 191433
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 6-8
   Reading Level: 4.50
   Points: 14.0   Quiz: 72068

   Booklist (06/01/17)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 06/01/2017 It is 1911 and 13-year-old Evangelina loves her life in northern Mexico, from her daily chores to her adoring family and the beauty of her surroundings. As her family celebrates her sister Elsa’s quinceañera, news arrives that revolutionaries are due to turn up in their town any day now. To escape the violence, Evangelina and her family travel to Texas, leaving their home and some of their loved ones behind. When they arrive, they are met with hostility from people who erroneously believe they lack hygiene or the ability to learn arithmetic or science. When a meeting is organized to discuss preventing any more Mexicans to continue settling in Seneca, it seems as if the situation will become more hostile for Evangelina’s family. With the help of a kindhearted doctor and her new friends Alfonso and Selim, Evangelina finds the strength to hope for a new life in an unfamiliar and unwelcoming place. Written in Evangelina’s conscientious voice and containing parallels to some of today’s current events, this hopeful, yet sometimes heartbreaking, novel is a fast and important read. - Copyright 2017 Booklist.

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