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Big Apple Diaries by Alyssa Bermudez - Book Review

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By Alyssa Bermudez, Alyssa Bermudez (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781250774286
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - August 17th, 2021

A unique middle school experience due to it being set in a Catholic school shows that the issues of growing up are the same no matter who you are. You can be half Puerto Rican, come from Columbia, have your parents divorced or together, everyone deals with finding the balance of home and a place to call your own. The diary format helps bring to life these ups and downs. Several chapters deal with the emotions and events surrounding September 11, 2001, but they are handled with respect and love as they are based on Alyssa's own middle school years and what she personally experienced. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette