Sister Chicas by Lisa Alvarado, Ann Hangman Cardinal, Jane Alberdeston Coralin
When the three of us became the Sister Chicas, who knew we’d each get the surprise of our lives! And even though we don’t always agree on things—boys, clothes, and music come to mind—nothing gets in the way of our friendship. Three amigas: Our story begins in autumn, when the leaves and everything else in our lives changed. La Joven: Taina’s turning fifteen—and is so dreading her quinceaňera. Being dolled up in front of hundreds of guests—and making her Sister Chicas sport Pepto-pink gowns—isn’t her idea of a good time. She dreams of beautiful dresses and ankle-strap tacones to die for. And what about her secret: her Jamaican artist boyfriend? Should she let Mami choose her escort, or follow her heart—and ignite a family riot? La autora: Grachi’s Mexican parents have sacrificed so much to give her the best they could. How can she choose between being a good Chicana daughter—and grabbing la oportunidad de la vida? Now she needs her Sister Chicas more than ever, as she tries to balance the world of her familia and the new world that’s opened up to her, including a handsome friend who’s becoming more than a friend. La rock-era: Leni’s the rebel—with a punk ’do and an attitude to go with it. But her life’s about to get more complicated. And it’s the Sister Chicas who help her make sense of her Puerto Rican roots. Not to mention her new and confusing relationship with Carlos, her childhood friend turned handsome rockero. This year has been increíble. But we’ve got each other’s backs . . . now . . . y por siempre.