Miosotis Flores Never Forgets

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Twelve-year-old Miosotis loves helping her neighbors take care of their foster dogs, and this year she might finally get her own dog, so long as she gets the grades needed to please her father. After a visit from her older sister, Amarilis, and her sister's fiancé, Miosotis beings to notice that her sister is acting strangely, becoming more distant from her family and friends. After unexpectedly running into Amarilis, Miosotis discovers the secret she has been keeping. Miosotis must now juggle keeping her sister's secret with her own struggles in school. Miosotis Flores Never Forgets covers the tough subject of domestic abuse and understanding what to do when you witness someone in danger. Though the topic of abuse is prominent throughout the story, Burgos also delves into other subjects, such as the loss of a parent and the prejudices present in some cultures, particularly colorism. Miosotis Flores Never Forgets is a profound and heartwrenching book that can help kick-start conversations on these heavy and complicated issues.