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The Secret

Story Stats

Rating: 5
Grade Level: 5, 6, 7, 8
Page count: 17
Categories: Hispanic, Latino



Appeared in

In Progress: Short Stories About Young Latinos

Story Summary

Carla's older sister, Esperanza, dreams of being a dancer but her closely held secret that she is illegal prevents her from applying for jobs. When Carla sneaks a look at Esperanza's diary and discovers the secret, she is determined to help her older sister. A flyer for "Dream Relief Day" gives them the perfect opportunity to work together and make Esperanza legal.