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“Fernando “Fin” Román loves to spend his days at sea around the Florida Keys alongside his strong Abuelo Kiki…marks a thread through Fin’s Cuban and Puerto Rican family heritage, starting with his great-grandfather…Rodriguez packs a ton of local historical know-how and genuine humor into a seaworthy debut adventure. Lighthearted yet solid prose and quirky, delightful characters round out this swell tale of plucky fun under (and above) the sea.”
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Treasure Tracks

Written by S.A. Rodriguez
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr)

Twelve-year-old Fernando “Fin” joins his grandfather on a secret quest to find a long-lost treasure swept to sea. But when their first mission takes a near-deadly turn, leaving his abuelo weak and unable to speak, Fin’s left to navigate the hunt alone. Well, not exactly alone—his boring, totally unadventurous dad agrees to help out. With danger lurking at every turn, Fin dives into the mission in order to save Abuelo’s life. But between Dad’s constant worrying, unwanted diving babysitters, and harrowing encounters in the deep sea, the boy finds himself in a race against time to locate the treasure. If he can’t succeed? He fears he might lose Abuelo for good.

Treasure Tracks is a fast-paced story filled with heart and humor about the bonds of family, the meaning of a legacy, and most of all, the discovery of true treasure.

Primary ISBN: 9780374389796
Publication Date: June 2022
Available As: Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook, eBook
Chapter Book, Middle Grade , Age 10 or older

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Setting: United States (Florida Keys)

Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: 1st Generation , 2nd Generation

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

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