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Allie, First at Last

Angela Cervantes

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This charming, heartfelt second novel by Gaby, Lost and Found author Angela Cervantes asks an all-important question: is winning top prize worth losing a friend?

Allie Velasco wants to be a trailblazer.A trendsetter.A winner.No better feeling exists in the world than stepping to the top of a winner’s podium and hoisting a trophy high in the air. At least, that’s what Allie thinks . . . she’s never actually won anything before. Everyone in her family is special in some way -- her younger sister is a rising TV star; her brother is a soccer prodigy; her great-grandfather is a Congressional Medal of Honor winner.With a family like this, Allie knows she has to make her mark or risk being left behind. She’s determined to add a shiny medal, blue ribbon, or beautiful trophy to her family’saward shelf. When a prestigious school contest is announced, Allie has the perfect opportunity to take first -- at last. There’s just one small snag . . . her biggest competition is also her ex-best friend, Sara. Can Allie take top prize and win back a friend -- or is she destined to lose it all?


Praise For Allie, First at Last

Praise for Allie, First at Last:"A sweet middle-grade read that promotes compassion and empathy over competitiveness." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review"Laced with Mexican-American language and culture, this realistic drama is filled with gentle humor, big lessons, and even bigger heart." -- Publishers WeeklyPraise for Gaby, Lost and Found:“A timely, touching and nuanced portrayal of real-life challenges experienced bychildren in mixed-status families.”-- Kirkus Reviews“An emotionally compelling story.” – School Library Journal“A timely and important story about immigration, deportation, and abandonmentwrapped in a warm-hearted tale that will appeal to all.” -- Sonia Manzano, EmmyAward-winning actress who plays “Maria” on Sesame Street and Pura Belpre HonorAward-winning author of The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano.

Praise for Allie, First at Last:"A sweet middle-grade read that promotes compassion and empathy over competitiveness." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review"Laced with Mexican-American language and culture, this realistic drama is filled with gentle humor, big lessons, and even bigger heart." -- Publishers WeeklyPraise for Gaby, Lost and Found:“A timely, touching and nuanced portrayal of real-life challenges experienced bychildren in mixed-status families.”-- Kirkus Reviews“An emotionally compelling story.” – School Library Journal“A timely and important story about immigration, deportation, and abandonmentwrapped in a warm-hearted tale that will appeal to all.” -- Sonia Manzano, EmmyAward-winning actress who plays “Maria” on Sesame Street and Pura Belpre HonorAward-winning author of The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano.

Scholastic Press, 9780545812238, 208pp.

Publication Date: March 29, 2016



About the Author

Angela Cervantes is a poet, storyteller, and animal lover. Her poetry and short stories have appeared in various publications, including Chicken Soup for the Latino Soul . When Angela is not writing, she enjoys hanging out with her husband in Kansas and eating fish tacos every chance she gets. Keep up with Angela at www.angelacervantes.com.