Rina's Family Secret

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Pinata Books, 1998 - Juvenile Fiction - 147 pages
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Rina's Family Secret is the fourth novel in Gloria Velasquez's Roosevelt High School series, which features a multiracial group of teenaged students who must individually face social and cultural issues (such as violence, sexuality, and prejudice) inescapable among young adults today.

This compelling novel portrays, with realism and compassion, one young adult's experience with domestic violence and her attempts to keep it a secret from her friends.

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About the author (1998)

Gloria Velasquez is an award-winning writer of poetry and fiction. She is the author of two poetry collections. I Used to Be a Superwoman (1997) and Xicana on the Run (2006), and the Roosevelt High School Series: Teen Angel (2003), Ankiza (2000), Rina's Family Secret (1998), Maya's Divided World (1995), Tommy Stands Alone (1995), and Juanita Fights the School Board (1994), all from Pinata Books. Velasquez is currently a Professor in the Modern Languages and Literatures Department at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California.

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