The Girl From Puerto Rico Author:Hila Colman Felicidad wondered about all the people sound asleep in the tall apartment buildings that they flashed by. Were the girls her age sleeping behind those windows? What were they like? What did they think about? Did they know that there was a separate world of Spanish-speaking people right in the middle of their city? — The city of her dreams could ... more »not exist for Felicidad - not the exciting jops or the fine apartment houses or the new friends she hoped to make...You're not one of us, the people seemed to be saying. Felicidad's heart became filled with hatred. If only she were back with Fernando looking out over the purple hills! But despite all the hurts and ugliness, the friendship of a young American boy and his understanding aunt helped Felicidad grow up and face her decisions with courage.« less
Published in 1961 by Dell. A young girl moves with her family to New York and learns that it isn't as wonderful as she'd expected. This story is not politically correct according to our standards today, yet very real for that time period. In fact, I found it very fair in conveying how anyone can be prejudiced--even those who are minorities in a given area themselves. A nice story with a satisfying ending.