Gaby Triana
Summer just started, and already I can't wait to get out of here to begin my mother-free life at the University of Michigan in August. But until that happens, I'll be teaching art at Camp Anhinga, same as last year. I start tomorrow, and Mom is anything but thrilled. Surprise, surprise. If it weren't for my father, I'd never get to experience college away from home. I'd be stuck, taking classes locally, learning to cook and sew the holes in my brother's underwear on the side, cultivating my domestic skills as a back-up career. Because that's what a good cubanita does, you know, thinks of nothing but home. Yeah. Okay.This is the story of Isabel Díaz, a Cuban-American who would rather just be an American, period. A funny and romantic summer read, as well as a touching story about discovering your roots, cubanita proves we all have room in us to become more than who we think we are.

Book Details


  • Chick Lit
  • Fiction
  • Juvenile Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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Having broken up with her boyfriend in order to prepare for a hot college social life, Isabel Diaz, "heroine" of "Cubanita" by Gaby Triana is somewhat perturbed when she finds herself caught in a new relationship with a handsome college student who works at the same summer camp. Isabel's new relationship sparks a few culture clashes between her untraditional Cuban upbringing and her desire for a "real" social life.

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