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Salsa magic / Letisha Marrero.

Marrero, Letisha, (author.).


"Thirteen-year-old Maya Beatriz Montenegro Calderon has vivid recurring dreams where she hears the ocean calling her. Mami's side of the family is known as "Los Locos," so maybe she actually is going crazy. But no time for that; the family business is where it's at. Whenever Maya, her sister Salma, and her three cousins, Ini, Mini, and Mo, aren't at school, you can usually find three generations of Calderones at Café Taza, serving up sandwiches de pernil, mofongo, and the best cafés con leche in all of Brooklyn. One day, an unexpected visit from the estranged Titi Yaya from Puerto Rico changes everything. Because Yaya practices santeria, Abuela tells Maya and the other Calderon children to stay away from her. But if la viejita is indeed estranged from the family, why does Maya feel so connected to this woman she has never met before? And who is this orisha named Yemaya? On top of figuring all this out, Maya has a budding soccer career to consider, while fending off the local bully, and dealing with nascent feelings toward her teammate. But through it all, there's that alluring connection to a forbidden ancient practice--filled with a pantheon of Yoruban gods and goddesses--that keeps tugging at her, offering her a new perspective in life, tying her past to her present and future. Which path will Maya choose to fulfill her destiny?" -- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781646142606
  • ISBN: 1646142608
  • Physical Description: 273 pages ; 20 cm
  • Publisher: Montclair : Levine Querido, 2023.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"This is an Arthur A. Levine book"--Title page verso.
Formatted Contents Note:
Welcome to Café Taza -- The witch who would live above the café -- No visitors allowed -- The last day of summer -- Dark electric night -- Sea dreams -- Leche con café -- Offense vs. defense -- Back to life, back to reality -- Mami's furrowed brow -- Marvelous Maya -- Stirring the pot -- Gimme el bochinche -- Full moon shenanigans -- Her name is my name too -- Sister problems -- Who is Yemaya? -- Another visitor -- Meanwhile, back at the café... -- Titi sister cousin -- Balance & blessings -- The showdown -- Stories of the gods -- The initiation begins -- Buena y mala fortuna -- Something's not right -- Ayuda -- Las hermanas santos -- Homecoming.
Subject: Teenage girls > Juvenile fiction.
Dreams > Juvenile fiction.
Puerto Rican families > Juvenile fiction.
Santeria > Juvenile fiction.
Teenage girls > Fiction.
Dreams > Fiction.
Puerto Rican families > Fiction.
Santeria > Fiction.
Adolescentes > Romans, nouvelles, etc. pour la jeunesse.
Rêves > Romans, nouvelles, etc. pour la jeunesse.
Familles portoricaines > Romans, nouvelles, etc. pour la jeunesse.
Santeria (Culte) > Romans, nouvelles, etc. pour la jeunesse.
Puerto Rican families.
Teenage girls.
Teenagers > Juvenile fiction.
Dreams > Juvenile fiction.
Santeria > Juvenile fiction.
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) > Juvenile fiction.
Teenagers > Fiction.
Dreams > Fiction.
Santeria > Fiction.
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) > Juvenile fiction.
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) > Fiction.
New York (State) > New York > Brooklyn.
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) > Fiction.
Genre: Fiction.
Juvenile works.
Domestic fiction.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library. (Show)
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Public Library.


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