Look Both Ways in the Barrio Blanco by Judith Rose Robbins

Grades 4-6

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In Look Both Ways in the Barrio Blanco by Judith Rose Robbins, Jacinta Juarez is a Mexican-American girl who moved back to Mexico soon after she was born. Now, at twelve, she’s living back in the U.S.

One day, she meets Kathryn Dawson Dahl, a reporter from 5 News when she comes for a visit at the Youth Center. Jacinta calls her “Miss,” and she quickly becomes Jacinta’s mentor and friend. Miss teaches her how to take discounted classes at the local recreation center and then she takes her to get a new bathing suit for the center’s pool.

Jacinta’s father warns her about her new friend, because he doesn’t want her to give too much information away about their family. Then Jacinta’s worst nightmare comes true when her Papi is deported. Will Jacinta’s world ever be right again? Read Look Both Ways in the Barrio Blanco by Judith Rose Robbins to find out what happens to Jacinta and her family!

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