Leticia's Secret

Leticia's Secret

By Ofelia Dumas Lachtman

Arte Publico Press, Paperback, 9781558852099, 126pp.

Publication Date: January 1997

This intriguing, fast-paced novel for middle school readers traces the blossoming relationship between young Rosario Silva and her enigmatic cousin Leticia. As Rosario and Leticia begin to share more and more, from a love of reading and writing to an exciting night-time adventure, Rosario ultimately learns her cousin's shocking secret.

About the Author
Ofelia Dumas Lachtman was born in Los Angeles of Mexican-immigrant parents. She is the author of several bilingual picture books, including Big Enough/Bastante grande (Pinata Books, 1998), and five other books in the Pepita series: Pepita Packs Up/Pepita empaca (Pinata Books, 2005); Pepita Finds Out/Lo que Pepita descubre (Pinata Books, 2002); Pepita Takes Time/Pepita, siempre tarde (Pinata Books, 2000); Pepita Thinks Pink/Pepita y el color rosado (Pinata Books, 1998); and Pepita Talks Twice/Pepita habla dos veces (Pinata Books, 1995).