Pig Park

By MARTINEZ, Claudia Guadalupe

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ISBN
9781935955764 9781935955771
Publisher
Cinco Puntos


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on September 1, 2014  |  Grades 9 and Up

Gr 7 Up—Fifteen-year-old Masi Burciaga is facing a summer of uncertainties as her fictitious Chicago neighborhood, Pig Park, sits in the shadow of an abandoned lard company that moved its plant to China. The subsequent decline in population and economic downturn causes local businesses to flounder and Masi's school closes. In desperation, struggling community members agree to build a huge pyramid in their central park to attract tourists. They sell their cars and dig into their savings ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2014

Masi's Chicago neighborhood, Pig Park, got its name from the once-thriving lard factory there. Now those jobs have gone away, and wi...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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