Lachtman, Ofelia Duman. The truth about Las Mariposas.

Author:Rosser, Claire
Position:Young adult review - Brief article - Book review
 
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LACHTMAN, Ofelia Duman. The truth about Las Mariposas. Arte Publico, Pinata. 171p. c2007. 978-1-55885-494-9. $9.95. JS

This is a good choice for librarians serving Mexican American teenagers because it is a YA mystery story featuring young people perhaps like themselves. The setting is a small town in southern California with a small inn called Las Mariposas, owned by Caro's Tia Matilde. Caro goes to help her aunt at the end of the summer. Once Caro arrives, she soon sees a bitter feud. Her aunt once was married to the town sheriff and the sheriff's son was very close to Tia Matilde, his stepmother. This teenager was killed in a car accident just before Caro's arrival, and the sheriff blames Tia Matilde for his son's death. He puts pressure on other businesses in the town to do everything possible to ruin Las Mariposas. So Caro, with the help of some other...

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