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Somewhere between bitter and sweet / Laekan Zea Kemp.

Kemp, Laekan Zea, (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780316460279 :
  • ISBN: 0316460273 :
  • Physical Description: 343 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York ; Little, Brown and Company, 2021.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
Told in two voices, Pen, whose dream of taking over her family's restaurant has been destroyed, and Xander, a new, undocumented, employee seeking his father, form a bond.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 12+. Little, Brown and Company.
Subject: Restaurants > Fiction.
Cooking, Mexican > Fiction.
Fathers > Fiction.
Family life > Fiction.
Illegal aliens > Fiction.
Mexican Americans > Fiction.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Town of Hanover Libraries.

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Somewhere Between Bitter and Sweet
Somewhere Between Bitter and Sweet
by Kemp, Laekan Zea
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Somewhere Between Bitter and Sweet


I'm Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter meets Emergency Contact in this stunning Pura Belpré Honor Book about first love, familial expectations, the power of food, and finding where you belong. Penelope Prado has always dreamed of opening her own pastelería next to her father's restaurant, Nacho's Tacos. But her mom and dad have different plans--leaving Pen to choose between not disappointing her traditional Mexican American parents or following her own path. When she confesses a secret she's been keeping, her world is sent into a tailspin. But then she meets a cute new hire at Nacho's who sees through her hard exterior and asks the questions she's been too afraid to ask herself. Xander Amaro has been searching for home since he was a little boy. For him, a job at Nacho's is an opportunity for just that--a chance at a normal life, to settle in at his abuelo's, and to find the father who left him behind. But when both the restaurant and Xander's immigrant status are threatened, he will do whatever it takes to protect his newfound family and himself. Together, Pen and Xander must navigate first love and discovering where they belong in order to save the place they all call home. This stunning and poignant novel from debut author Laekan Zea Kemp explores identity, found families, and the power of food, all nestled within a courageous and intensely loyal Chicanx community.

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