State of the Union
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About the Author
Felde, executive producer of the podcasts Book Club for Kids and The Fina Mendoza Mysteries, combines her knowledge of the behind-the-scenes workings of Congress and Capitol Hill's historic locales with suspense, humor, and a young, first-person Latina protagonist who is alive with realistic curiosity, empathy, and determination. Woven into the plot, with a light but meaningful touch, are political differences, immigration issues, Fina's eventful approach to inquiry and research, and a strong, loving family still adjusting to loss and change.
A lively, diverse mystery with enjoyable, informative plotting and a relatable young female protagonist."
The second title in the new and outstanding Fina Mendoza Mystery series by author and storyteller Kitty Felde, 'State of the Union' is an impressively original, exceptionally well written, thoroughly entertaining, and unreservedly recommended read for children ages 7-12.
Midwest Book Review
Kitty Felde is teaching our children all about Capitol Hill in a way that grabs and keeps their interest. Personally, I can say she knows every nook and cranny of the place because she interviewed me in almost all of them.
Former U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D)
"State of the Union" is a civics lesson disguised as a mystery for kids, a family story where Papa just happens to serve in the U.S. Congress. In an era of bitter partisan politics, it's a sneaky way to excite the next generation about government and the possibility of public service.
Former Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, Congressman Buck McKeon (R)
A touching story of a girl in search of her place in the world following the loss of her mother. Like a lovely rainbow cake, the story is richly layered with mystery, friendship, and family conflict, and stars a colorful cast of characters. "State of the Union" is a heartwarming read, a gem of a book.
Ginger Park, author of "The Hundred Choices Department Store" and "The Royal Bee"
"State of the Union" is another stellar entry in Kitty Felde's outstanding Fina Mendoza Mystery series. "State of the Union" has it all -- a protagonist you will cheer for, warmth and humor, and a good mystery story underpinning it all. Readers will get an inside look at how their government works -- Felde handles this beautifully, weaving her expertise in seamlessly -- and so much more.
Jan Burke, author of the Irene Kelly Mysteries