December 2022

Reading Level: 2–3 • Interest Level: 9–12

To Be Maya

Available: December 2022
Author: Claudia Recinos Seldeen
Specs: 5 1/2” x 8 1/4” • 200 pp., Suggestions for further reading, Written in Verse, About the Author Section, High / Low Content
HC ed.: 978-1-9785-9618-4 • $25.80 | $19.40
eBook: 978-1-9785-9620-7 • $25.80 | $19.40
Paperback: 978-1-9785-9619-1 • $16.35 | $14.20
Maya loves her mother, but she’s also embarrassed by her. Maya’s mother immigrated from Guatemala years before Maya was born. Still, she clings tightly to her roots and traditions. When lacrosse star Josh Williams suddenly expresses interest in Maya, she’s excited to go on a real date. But Maya’s mother isn’t on board. Can Maya make her mother see she’s ready to grow up and have more freedom? And can she do it before Josh loses interest and moves on to someone who isn’t held down by their Guatemalan heritage?

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About the Author:
Claudia Recinos Seldeen is a Miami native who currently resides in Western New York. Her work has appeared in Fun 4 Kids in Buffalo and Woo! Jr., and in the online journal Touch: The Journal of Healing. She is a first generation Guatemalan American. When not writing, she is either playing in the snow with her husband and son, or flying through the air on a trapeze.