ONCE UPON A QUINCEAÑERA
Coming of age in the usa
The bestselling author explores the phenomenon of the Latina
“sweet fifteen” celebration. “A thorough, thoughtful, and important book....Describ[es] the many issues that bicultural girls face
in America.”—Mary Pipher, author of Reviving Ophelia. “With
grace and humanity, Alvarez explores the fascinating evolution
of the quinceañera tradition in the United States, responding
provocatively to a tradition that charms her and simultaneously
clashes with her feminist sensibilities.”—Cristina Garcia, author of
Dreaming in Cuban.
Plume • 288 pp. • 978-0-452-28830-0 • $15.00
SOMETHING TO DECLARE
These rich and revealing essays offer Julia Alvarez’s dual meditations on coming to America and becoming a writer. “[Like] listening to a big-hearted, wisecracking friend share hard-earned wisdom about family, identity, and the art of writing.”—People.
Plume • 320 pp. • 978-0-452-28067-0 • $15.00
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HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE A PROBLEM?
being Young and arab in america
Introducing us to the individual lives of seven twenty-something
Arab-American men and women living in Brooklyn, Bayoumi jettisons the stereotypes and clichés, and allows us instead to enter
their worlds and experience their lives. “An important investigation into the hearts and minds of young Arab-Americans. This
significant and eminently readable work breaks through preconceptions and delivers a fresh take on a unique and vital community.”—Diana Abu-Jaber, author of Arabian Jazz.
Penguin Press • 304 pp. • 978-1-59420176-9 • $24.95
Penguin • 304 pp. • 978-014-311541-0 • $15.00
Paperback available August 2009
CHILDREN OF JIHAD
a Young american’s travels
among the Youth of the Middle East
A young American tours hostile lands to learn about Middle Eastern
youth—and uncovers a subculture that defies every stereotype. “A
revealing look at the youth of Iran, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria and
Iraq....Riveting from start to finish.”—Kirkus Reviews. “An enlightening and entertaining story that is part travelogue and part cultural
analysis. Gaining insights through simple conversation, Cohen paints
a compelling picture of the politically awakened youth of the Middle
East.”—Zbigniew Brzezinski, former national security advisor.
Gotham • 288 pp. • 978-1-592-40399-8 • $15.00
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