Ballad & Dagger

ISBN-10: 1368070876
ISBN-13: 9781368070874
Author: Older, Daniel Jose
Interest Level: 7-12
Publisher: Disney Book Group

Publication Date: April 2023

Copyright: 2022

Page Count: 384

Series: Outlaw Saints

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Interest Level

Grades 7-12

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BISAC Subjects

YOUNG ADULT FICTION / People & Places / United States / Hispanic & Latino *

YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Action & Adventure / General *

Description
This is Daniel Jose Older's music-and-magic-filled YA urban fantasy about two teens who discover each other and their powers during a political battle within a unique diaspora community. Almost sixteen years ago, Mateo Matisse's island homeland disappeared into the sea. Weary and hopeless, the survivors of San Madrigal's sinking escaped to New York. While the rest of his tight-knit Brooklyn diaspora community dreams of someday finding a way back home, Mateo--now a high school junior and piano prodigy living with his two aunts (one who's alive, the other not so much)--is focused on one thing: getting the attention of locally-grown musical legend Gerval. Mateo finally gets his chance on the night of the Grand Fete, an annual party celebrating the blended culture of pirates, Cuban Santeros and Sephardic Jews that created San Madrigal all those centuries ago. But the evil that sank their island has finally caught up with them, and on the night of the celebration, Mateo's life is forever changed when he witnesses a brutal murder by a perso
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