|Books for very young children, children’s picture books & activity books|
She is the envy of every teenage girl in Mexico City. Her mother is a glamourous telenovela actress. Her father is the go-to voice-over talent for blockbuster films. Hers is a world of private planes, chauffeurs, paparazzi and gossip columnists. Meet Camilla del Valle--Cammi to those who know her best.
At first Cammi thinks playing along with the stereotypes will teach her new friends a lesson. But the more she lies, the more she wonders: Is she only fooling herself?
With humor and humanity, Veronica Chambers offers a universally appealing coming-of-age novel that poses complex questions of identity and assimilation every immigrant must wrestle with: Who were we back there? Who are we here? Who does everyone think we are here? And how do we meld all those selves together into a new life?
Veronica Chambers is a prolific author, best known for her critically acclaimed memoir Mama’s Girl and the award-winning memoir, Yes Chef, which was co-authored with chef Mar- cus Samuelsson. She has collaborated on four New York Times bestsellers, most recently 32 Yolks, which she co-wrote with chef Eric Ripert. She's been a senior editor at the New York Times Magazine, Newsweek and Glamour. Born in Panama and raised in Brooklyn, she writes of- ten about her Afro-Latina heritage. She speaks, reads and writes Spanish, but she is truly flu- ent in Spanglish. She is currently a JSK Knight fellow at Stanford University.