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Sliding Into Home by Nina Vincent

Saturday, April 28th, 2018

My dear friend and fellow Guatmama, Nina Vincent, has published her first book! Sliding Into Home features protagonist Felipe “Flip” Simpson, born in Guatemala and adopted to a white family in California. From the Amazon listing:

“Thirteen-year-old Flip Simpson’s ideal life just began to crumble. His adoptive parents are splitting up. He’s moving from the only home he’s ever known. He has to leave before his baseball team finishes the playoffs. And his little sister is his only companion. Flip folds under the weight of so much loss until he meets Ricki, an indigenous classmate who loves baseball and gives Flip a sense of pride in his Mayan roots and Zorba, an eccentric houseboat dweller who is a cross between The Cat in the Hat and Willy Wonka.”

The novel is suitable for middle-grade readers; I’ve bought a copy for my high-school daughter, as well. Sliding Into Home is cause for celebration: Kids love to see themselves reflected in books. Congratulations, Nina!

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