Maria Luisa by Winifred Madison. 1971. San Francisco is so big! Not like San Luis, AZ, where Maria Luisa had lived all her life, until Mama got sick. Here, there are so many things to see, so many people, and a whole new family--Mama's relatives--to get used to. And she faces prejudice for the 1st time in her life. Only when Peter, a Danish boy, and a sympathetic teacher come into her life, can she find the courage to adapt and learn from her new discoveries.