Book Giveaway: American Chica

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We’re giving away a copy of American Chica written by Marie Arana–our featured novel for December book group meeting!! Check out the following from Goodreads:

In her father’s Peruvian family, Marie Arana was taught to be a proper lady, yet in her mother’s American family she learned to shoot a gun, break a horse, and snap a chicken’s neck for dinner. Arana shuttled easily between these deeply separate cultures for years. But only when she immigrated with her family to the United States did she come to understand that she was a hybrid American whose cultural identity was split in half. Coming to terms with this split is at the heart of this graceful, beautifully realized portrait of a child who “was a north-south collision, a New World fusion. An American Chica.”

This should be another fascinating read, brought to you by the Vamos a Leer blog team! A perfect read for anyone interested in learning more about Hispanic heritage and the immigrant experience. To be entered in the giveaway, just comment on any post on the blog by November 30th.  Everyone who comments between October 27th and November 30th will be entered in the drawing.  If your name is chosen, we’ll email you ASAP about mailing the book to you.

Don’t forget, we also raffle off a copy of the following month’s featured novel at each book group meeting.  So if you’re an Albuquerque local, join us for a chance to win!

Good luck!


7 thoughts on “Book Giveaway: American Chica

  1. It’s interesting to read about a girl growing up in two cultures, and the books cover’s is cool. Because my interest is mostly in Mexico, I wonder if Vamos a Leer blog team know a similar book but about a girl growing up in Mexico and the United States. Thanks.

    • Hi Giora! It’s always great to see your comments. I’ll have to think about this one. My guess is there are certainly books out there on this topic. I can think of a few Young Adult books that are fictional accounts of this. We’ll try and do some research and get back to you!

  2. I am very interested to read American chica. I am from Peru too.
    Thank you for all the book suggestions. I enjoy very much your blog “vamos a leer” your information is of great help for me

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