Felita's whole life seems to change the year that she turns twelve. Her mother begins to insist that her brothers go with her everywhere, and she's not allowed to hang out like she did last year. Nothing about growing up in a strict Hispanic household seems fair. Then Felita learns that one of her dreams will come true--she'll be spending the summer in Puerto Rico with her uncle Jorge. Even though she'll miss her family and her friends--especially Vinny--Felita knows she'll be happy. But Felita's summer isn't at all what she expected. At first none of the girls wants to be friends with a Nuyorican, and Felita desperately wants to go back home. But by summer's end, Felita has grown up a little bit, and what she takes back to New York City is a deeper understanding of herself and her homeland.Mohr, Nicholasa is the author of 'Going Home' with ISBN 9780553156997 and ISBN 0553156993.