Books in the Mail

I was selected as one of the random winners from MotherReader’s 48 Hour Reading Challenge, and I received my prize in the mail today. One of the books is Gringolandia, a young adult novel concerning an immigrant family in the 1980s. Here’s a summary from the book:

Though haunted by memories of his father’s arrest in Pinochet’s Chile, Daniel Aguilar has made a new life in the U.S.–far away from politics. But when his father is suddenly released and rejoins the family, Daniel sees what five years of prison and torture have done. Papa is partially paralyzed, haunted by nightmares, and bitter about being exiled to “Gringolandia.” Trying to reach his father, Daniel finds himself in the democracy struggle of the country he thought he had left behind.

This book looks very enlightening, and will be the perfect follow-up to Detective Story. I also received What I Did on My Summer Vacation: 40 Funny Poems About Summer Adventures and Misadventures. The poems are hysterical, and I can’t wait to share them with my younger cousins when they visit!

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  1. […] Last month I recieved Lyn Miller-Lachmann’s Gringolandia as a prize in MotherReader’s 48-Hour Reading Challenge. This provocative new young adult novel is not […]


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