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Tortilla Sun by Jennifer Cervantes

Tortilla Sun

Izzy Roybal is used to her life of constantly moving from place to place with just her mother. She wonders about her father who died before she was born, but knows her mother refuses to discuss the topic. However, Izzy's life begins to change when she spends the summer with her Nanna in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In the town where her mother was born and her father and mother met, Izzy catches glimpses of their past and the mystery surrounding her father's death. Talking to long time residents of the magical town, Izzy learns more about her father with his special talent for baseball and love for his soon-to-be-born daughter.

Tortilla Sun is an engaging story that teaches powerful lessons about love and family. As Izzy learns more about her own story of life, she learns how intertwined her story is with those she loves. She gains friends in unexpected places and learns important principles about trust and sacrifice.

Recommended for ages 9-12 years

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