Once Upon a Quinceañera
Written by Monica Gomez-Hira
Published by HarperCollins Publishers
Carmen Aguilar just wants to make her happily ever after come true. Except apparently “happily ever after” for Carmen involves being stuck in an unpaid summer internship. Now she has to perform as a party princess! In a ball gown. During the summer. In Miami.
Fine. Except that’s only the first misfortune in what’s turning out to be a summer of Utter Disaster.
But if Carmen can manage dancing in the blistering heat, fending off an oh-so-unfortunately attractive ex, and stopping her spoiled cousin from ruining her own quinceañera, then Carmen might just get that happily ever after after all.
Primary ISBN: 9780062996831
Available As: Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook, eBook
Young Adult, Age 13 or older
Community Represented: Colombian/Colombian American
Themes: Coming of Age, Cross-Group Dating, Cultural Empowerment & Joy: Food, Engagement Tool: Video, Generation: 1st, Own Voices/Lived Experience
Setting: United States
Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: 1st Generation
Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience
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