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Pulga has his dreams. Chico has his grief. Pequeña has her pride. And these three teens have one another. But, none of them have illusions about the town they've grown up in and the dangers that surround them. Even with the love of family, threats lurk around every corner. And when those threats become all too real, the trio knows they have no choice but to run: from their country, from their families, from their beloved home. Crossing from Guatemala through Mexico, they follow the route of La Bestia, the perilous train system that might deliver them to a better life -- if they are lucky enough to survive the journey. With nothing but the bags on their backs and desperation drumming through their hearts, Pulga, Chico, and Pequeña know there is no turning back, despite the unknown that awaits them. And the darkness that seems to follow wherever they go.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library YA FIC TORRES SANCHEZ (Text) 33892100672154 Young Adult New Books Book None 07/18/2020 Checked out 11/28/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781984812261
  • ISBN: 1984812262
  • Physical Description: 348 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Newy York : Philomel Books, [2020]

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Summary, etc.:
Pulga has his dreams. Chico has his grief. Pequeña has her pride. And these three teens have one another. But, none of them have illusions about the town they've grown up in and the dangers that surround them. Even with the love of family, threats lurk around every corner. And when those threats become all too real, the trio knows they have no choice but to run: from their country, from their families, from their beloved home. Crossing from Guatemala through Mexico, they follow the route of La Bestia, the perilous train system that might deliver them to a better life -- if they are lucky enough to survive the journey. With nothing but the bags on their backs and desperation drumming through their hearts, Pulga, Chico, and Pequeña know there is no turning back, despite the unknown that awaits them. And the darkness that seems to follow wherever they go.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 12 up Philomel Books.
Grades 10-12 Philomel Books
Subject: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement > Juvenile fiction.
Refugees > Juvenile fiction.
Emigration and immigration > Juvenile fiction.
Immigrants > Juvenile fiction.
Guatemalans > United States > Juvenile fiction.
Guatemala > Juvenile fiction.
Mexico > Juvenile fiction.
Immigrants > Fiction.
Genre: Young adult fiction.
Fiction.

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