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Pura Belpre Youth Adult Author Honor Book 2023

“Housing 11 interconnected short stories ‘on Dominican Diaspora,’ the Dominican American author’s emotionally sophisticated creation follows a narrative throughline via multiple generations and members of the extended Belén family. Shifting readers to different time periods and locales, including the family’s store in a fictional pre-automobile-era Dominican Republic town and a lockdown in a contemporary New Jersey high school, each story utilizes close third-person tellings and serves as a snapshot of the family’s broader history.”
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Buenos espiritus

Written by Camille Gomera-Tavarez
Published by Levine Querido

Buenos Espíritus es una colección de once cuentos, interconectados con la diáspora dominicana, de la autora debut Camille Gomera-Tavarez.

Es un libro centrado en una familia extensa, los Belén, a través de múltiples generaciones.

Está ambientado en la pequeña ciudad ficticia de Hidalpa, y también en Santo Domingo, Paterson, San Juan y Washington Heights.
Está narrada en un estilo absolutamente real y claramente mágico. Estos cuentos exploran el machismo, la salud mental, la familia y la identidad.

Pero sobre todo, Buenos Espíritus representa el primer libro de Camille Gomera-Tavarez, quien toma su lugar como una de las nuevas voces más extraordinarias que han surgido en años.

Look for the English version, High Spirits.

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Publication Date: October 2022
Available As: Paperback, eBook
Young Adult, Age 12 or older

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Setting: Fictional Location, Dominican Republic (Santo Domingo),United States (Paterson, NJ), Puerto Rico (San Juan), United States (Washington Heights, NY, NY)

Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: Immigrant

Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience

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