Aniana Del Mar Jumps In

ISBN-10: 0593531833
ISBN-13: 9780593531839
Author: Mendez, Jasminne
Interest Level: 3-7
Publisher: Penguin Random House

Publication Date: June 2024

Copyright: 2023

Page Count: 384

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Interest Level

Grades 3-7

Reading Level

Lexile: NP500L
Accelerated Reader Level: 5.2
Accelerated Reader Points: 5.0

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / Hispanic & Latino

JUVENILE FICTION / Sports & Recreation / Water Sports

"Beautiful in its honesty and vulnerability, this is a powerful story about dreams and bodily agency that sings from the heart."--Natalia Sylvester, award-winning author of Breathe and Count Back From Ten A powerful and expertly told novel-in-verse by about a 12-year-old Dominican American swimmer who is diagnosed with Juvenile Arthritis by an award-winning poet. Aniana del Mar belongs in the water like a dolphin belongs to the sea. But she and Papi keep her swim practices and meets hidden from Mami, who has never recovered from losing someone she loves to the water years ago. That is, until the day Ani's stiffness and swollen joints mean she can no longer get out of bed, and Ani is forced to reveal just how important swimming is to her. Mami forbids her from returning to the water but Ani and her doctor believe that swimming along with medication will help Ani manage her disease. What follows is the journey of a girl who must grieve who she once was in order to rise like the tide and become the young woman she is meant to be. Aniana
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