Angel de la Luna and the 5th Glorious Mystery

"Angel de la Luna is a beautifully told, and at times, heartbreaking coming of age and coming to America story. Evelina Galang is a masterful storyteller and through her brilliant voice and craft, Angel and her family become ours too." -- Edwidge Danticat

Angel has just lost her father, and her mother's grief means she might as well be gone too. She's got a sister and a grandmother to look out for, and a burgeoning consciousness of the unfairness in the world—in her family, her community, and her country. read more ›

award Angel de la Luna and the 5th Glorious Mystery (Coffee House Press, 2013) nominated for Teen Choice Book of the Year Award.
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» Angel de la Luna and the 5th Glorious Mystery (Coffee House Press, 2013) American Library Association's Amelia Bloomer Project nomination: Recommended Feminist Literature from Birth through 18 (view)

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