Linda's from El Salvador and she wants an education, but that's not what her mother and boyfriend want.
They want her to get married and have babies. Of course she wants that too, but she dreams of knowing more about science and literature and lots of other things that are out there.
Sometimes it seems like the whole world is against her.
Will Linda be able to make it to college?
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The Latina Series
Second in The Latina Series -
Another Young Adult novel written about a Latina!
For me, the first day of school meant not having to work ten hours a day so I should have been anxious about getting back to school, but I wasn’t thinking about how nice seeing my friends would be. Instead, I was nervous about starting my last year of high school. I dreaded graduating. Unlike my friend Ilse who knew that all she wanted to do was marry her boyfriend and, unlike Wendy, who had already been accepted to The College of William & Mary I had no idea what I’d be doing next year. Of course if you talked to my mother she’d tell you I’d be married to David Alfaro as soon as school was out, or before.