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11-year-old Elena Barrios' father has AIDS, a fatal disease in 1992. Rather than face certain ridicule and ostracism, Elena tells her friends anything but the truth, fabricating stories about him being a writer and researcher. But the reality is Elena resents her father’s illness and can’t face the fact that he is dying.
When she is befriended by a woman named Ang who tells stories about her own father and the history of prejudice against African Americans in the years before the civil rights movement, Elena is transported into these stories, allowing her to experience them first hand. With Ang's help, Elena discovers the value of every individual, but will that be enough to help her say good-bye to the person she values the most?
published by SkyrocketPress
For ages 10 & up
Available for Kindle August 25th! (Print edition coming this fall!)
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