North of Happy by Adi Alsaid

Grades 9-12

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Carlos Portillo is a duel citizen of the United States and Mexico who comes from a wealthy family and lives a sheltered life. Then, his older brother Felix is tragically killed, and Carlos begins hearing messages from him. The messages tell Carlos to rebel against his father and divert from his best laid plans. Carlos heeds his brother’s warning and runs away to the U.S. where he gets a job with his favorite celebrity chef. It feels like the right fit for him, and he begins to pursue his dream. Filled with delicious recipes throughout the bok, foodies will eat this one up!

Thanks to School Library Journal for  a review copy of this book.

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