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El blanco
(Bull's Eye)
By author: Sarah N. Harvey
Selling Points: "Family issues, relationships, self-acceptance"
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: May/01/2010
Lexile Level: 730L
Fry Reading Level: 3.1
Pages: 128
Spanish Ages 12+
Price:  $9.95
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En la fotografía, mi tía Donna está embarazada, muy embarazada. Mi madre no lo está. Miro a mi madre que llora en silencio con una mano sobre la boca. Llego al baño justo antes de vomitar el desayuno y el almuerzo, y antes de perder completamente la razón.

Después de la muerte de su tía, Emily se entera de que todo lo que siempre ha creído es una mentira y su mundo entero se derrumba. Obligada a enfrentar el hecho de que madre no es quien ella creĆ­a, Emily trata de descubrir la verdad sobre su pasado y encontrarle sentido al futuro. Para manejar su ira, Emily se vuelca al grafiti y al vandalismo, pero al fin se da cuenta de que la familia es mucho más que solo ADN en común.

After Emily's aunt dies, Emily learns that everything she has always believed is a lie, and her world crumbles. Forced to face the fact that her mother is not who she thought she was, Emily tries to find the truth about her past and make sense of her future. Turning to graffiti and vandalism as a way to deal with her anger, she comes to realize that there is more to a family than shared DNA.
Puget Sound Council for Reviewing Children's Media - May 1, 2011
"Written at a level accessible to most middle school students and is an excellent resource for ELL and struggling readers...Teens who enjoy reading books about abuse and acting out against parents will be drawn to this book."

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Teen fiction for
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Key Features:
Short, high-interest novels
Contemporary stories
Compelling characters
Linear plots
Ideal for Lit Circles
Ideal for Independent Reading

Teaching Resources:
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Paperbacks: $9.95

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