To Be Maya
Maya loves her mother, but she's also embarrassed by her. Maya's mother emigrated from Guatemala years before Maya was born. Still, she clings tightly to her roots and traditions. When lacrosse star Josh Williams suddenly expresses interest in Maya, she's excited to go on a real date. But Maya's mother isn't on board. Can Maya make her mother see she's ready to grow up and have more freedom? And can she do it before Josh loses interest and moves on to someone who isn't held down by their Guatemalan heritage?
* Reviews *
"A strong voice and lyrical prose center the experiences of a Guatemalan American teen." —Kirkus