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When falling crop prices threaten his family with starvation, fifteen-year-old Victor Flores heads north in an attempt to "cross the wire" from Mexico into the United States so he can find work and send money home. But with no coyote money to pay the smugglers who sneak illegal workers across the border, Victor must struggle to survive as he jumps trains, stows away on trucks, and hikes grueling miles through the Arizona desert.

Victor's journey is fraught with danger, freezing cold, scorching heat, hunger, and dead ends. It's a gauntlet run by millions attempting to cross the border. Through Victor's often desperate struggle, Will Hobbs brings to life one of the great human dramas of our time.

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When his family is threatened with starvation, 15-year-old Victor Flores heads north in an attempt to "cross the wire" from Mexico into the United States. But with no money to pay the smugglers who sneak illegals across the border, Victor must fend for himself.

About the Author

Will Hobbs is the award-winning author of more than fifteen novels for young readers, including Jason's Gold, Wild Man Island, Jackie's Wild Seattle, and Leaving Protection. Seven of his books have been chosen by the American Library Association as Best Books for Young Adults. A graduate of Stanford University, Will lives in Durango, Colorado, with his wife, Jean. They are frequent visitors to southern Arizona's deserts and mountains. crossing the wire combines the author's on-the-ground experience with extensive research into the hardships facing immigrants attempting to cross illegally into the U.S. through these forbidding landscapes.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060741402
Author:
Hobbs, Will
Publisher:
HarperTrophy
Author:
by Will Hobbs
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Social Issues - Homelessness & Poverty
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Survival
Subject:
Voyages and travels
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20070431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.67x5.22x.51 in. .33 lbs.
Age Level:
10-14

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