DIVerse Families
 
Emily Goldberg Learns to Salsa

Title

Emily Goldberg Learns to Salsa

Authors

Micol Ostow

Publisher

Razorbill

Publication Year

2006

ISBN

9781595140814

Pages

288 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Forced to stay with her mother in Puerto Rico for weeks after her grandmother's funeral, half-Jewish Emily, who has just graduated from a Westchester, New York, high school, does not find it easy to connect with her Puerto Rican heritage and relatives she had never met.

Grade Level

9-12

Lexile Measure

730L

Topic

Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Culture/Ethnicity; Family member death; Biracial; Interracial; Bicultural; death of a grandmother; biracial teenager; mixed race; interracial marriage; interracial family; bicultural teenager

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

Puerto Rican / White

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Middle and Junior High School Library Catalog, Supplement to Ninth Edition, 2007

Keywords

families; Puerto Rico; identity; Judaism; Jewish people; funeral; dancing; salsa dance; cooking; extended family; summer vacation

Diversity Impact

direct

Emily Goldberg Learns to Salsa

Share

COinS