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Published by Point
ISBN 0545402425 (ISBN13: 9780545402422)
“In Dos Rios, Texas, things aren’t always as they seem.
Alexis Garza has music in her blood.
She’s certain that one day, she’ll be leaving the border town of Dos Rios, Texas behind for a glamorous life of singing stardom. Until then, however, she’ll have to content herself with belting her heart out at voice classes, going to high school mariachi band practice, and helping out at the Graza family restaurant.
Alexis’s ordinary life takes a turn for the extraordinary when she meets the swoon-worthy lead singer of a rival high school’s mariachi band. His singing (and his smile) make Alexis melt. There’s one small problem– this suave singer doesn’t seem to know that Alexis exists. She’s determined to make herself heard– no matter what the cost.”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Malín Alegria was raised in San Francisco’s Mission District. She’s a graduate of UC Santa Barbara and received her MA in Education. She is a teacher, permaculture consultant, Aztec dancer, and performer. She’s preformed and wrote with Teatro Nopal & the WILL Collective. Malin’s is a member of SCBWI, TNAFA, and the ultra fabulous Nopalitas. “Estrella’s Quinceñera” was published by Simon & Schuster in 2006. Her second novel “Sofi Mendoza’s Guide to Getting Lost in Mexico” was released May 2007. Her short stories have appeared in the anthologies “Once Upon a Cuento,” and “15 Candles: 15 Tales of Taffeta, Hairspray, Drunk Uncles, and other Quinceañera Stories. Malin currently lives in California and New Mexico where she teaches,writes, and is hard at work on growing the perfect nopal.
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