Emily Goldberg Learns to Salsa (Paperback)
Emily is a Jewish girl from the suburbs of New York. Her mother has family in Puerto Rico, but Emily has never had contact with them—ever. Then Emily’s grandmother dies and Emily is forced to go to the Caribbean for her funeral. Buttoned-up Emily wants nothing to do with her big, noisy Puerto Rican family, until a special person shows her that one dance can change the beat of your heart.
About the Author
Micol Ostow has been publishing works for young readers of all ages for over a decade. EMILY GOLDBERG LEARNS TO SALSA was a 2007 NYPL Books for the Teen Age Selection. Her hybrid graphic novel, SO PUNK ROCK (AND OTHER WAYS TO DISAPPOINT YOUR MOTHER) was a Sydney Taylor Notable book for teens. More recently, her novels FAMILY, AMITY, and THE DEVIL AND WINNIE FLYNN have been featured on Buzzfeed.com, BookRiot.com, EW.com, and mtv.com. Micol received her MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and teaches writing for all ages, all across the country. She was also an active editor of the National Book Award-winning literacy blog, readergirlz.com. Micol lives in Brooklyn with her family and a finicky French Bulldog. Follow her on Twitter @micolz or visit her at: micolostow.com.
[Ostow] delves deeply into the feelings of her heroine. (Publishers Weekly)