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The book of unknown Americans [sound recording] / Christina Henríquez.

Henríquez, Cristina, 1977- (Author). Avila, Christine. (Added Author). Rodriguez, Ozzie. (Added Author). Arizmendi, Yareli. (Added Author). Res, Gustavo. (Added Author). Romero, Gabriel. (Added Author). Corti, Jesse. (Added Author).

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Summary:

A dazzling, heartbreaking page-turner destined for breakout status: a novel that gives voice to millions of Americans as it tells the story of the love between a Panamanian boy and a Mexican girl: teenagers living in an apartment block of immigrant families like their own. After their daughter Maribel suffers a near-fatal accident, the Riveras leave Mexico and come to America. But upon settling at Redwood Apartments, a two-story cinderblock complex just off a highway in Delaware, they discover that Maribel's recovery-the piece of the American Dream on which they've pinned all their hopes-will not be easy. Every task seems to confront them with language, racial, and cultural obstacles. At Redwood also lives Mayor Toro, a high school sophomore whose family arrived from Panama fifteen years ago. Mayor sees in Maribel something others do not: that beyond her lovely face, and beneath the damage she's sustained, is a gentle, funny, and wise spirit. But as the two grow closer, violence casts a shadow over all their futures in America. Peopled with deeply sympathetic characters, this poignant yet unsentimental tale of young love tells a riveting story of unflinching honesty and humanity that offers a resonant new definition of what it means to be an American. An instant classic is born.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library CD FIC HENRIQUEZ (Text) 33892100255125 Adult Audiobooks Audiobook CD None 02/10/2015 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780804191449 :
  • ISBN: 0804191441 :
  • ISBN: 9780804191425
  • ISBN: 0804191425
  • Physical Description: 8 sound discs (9 hr., 12 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [Westminster, MD] : Books on Tape ; [New York] : [2014]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Duration: 9:12:00.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Christine Avila, Ozzie Rodriguez, Yareli Arizmendi, Gustavo Res, Gabriel Romero and Jesse Corti.
Summary, etc.:
A dazzling, heartbreaking page-turner destined for breakout status: a novel that gives voice to millions of Americans as it tells the story of the love between a Panamanian boy and a Mexican girl: teenagers living in an apartment block of immigrant families like their own. After their daughter Maribel suffers a near-fatal accident, the Riveras leave Mexico and come to America. But upon settling at Redwood Apartments, a two-story cinderblock complex just off a highway in Delaware, they discover that Maribel's recovery-the piece of the American Dream on which they've pinned all their hopes-will not be easy. Every task seems to confront them with language, racial, and cultural obstacles. At Redwood also lives Mayor Toro, a high school sophomore whose family arrived from Panama fifteen years ago. Mayor sees in Maribel something others do not: that beyond her lovely face, and beneath the damage she's sustained, is a gentle, funny, and wise spirit. But as the two grow closer, violence casts a shadow over all their futures in America. Peopled with deeply sympathetic characters, this poignant yet unsentimental tale of young love tells a riveting story of unflinching honesty and humanity that offers a resonant new definition of what it means to be an American. An instant classic is born.
Subject: Teenagers > Fiction.
Immigrants > Fiction.
Delaware > Fiction.
Immigrants.
Teenagers.
Delaware.
Genre: Audiobooks.
Romance fiction.
Fiction.

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