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Miguel has dreamed of joining his parents in California since the day they left him behind in Mexico six years, eleven months, and twelve days ago. On the morning of his fifteenth birthday, Miguels wait is over.

     Or so he thinks. The trip north to the border—la línea—is fraught with dangers. Thieves. Border guards. And a grueling, two-day trek across the desert. It would be hard enough to survive alone. But its almost impossible with his tagalong sister in tow.

     Their money gone and their hopes nearly dashed, Miguel and his sister have no choice but to hop the infamous mata gente as it races toward the border. As they cling to the roof of the speeding train, they hold onto each other, and to their dreams. But they quickly learn that you cant always count on dreams—even the ones that come true.

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The mata gente.
The “people killer.”
An ordinary freight train.
And the only way North without paying a peso.

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Miguel's life is just beginning. Or so he thinks. Fifteen-year-old Miguel leaves his rancho deep in Mexico to migrate to California across la linea, the border, in a debut novel of life-changing, cliff-hanging moments.
 But Miguel's carefully laid plans change suddenly when his younger sister Elena stows away and follows him. Together, Miguel and Elena endure hardships and danger on their journey of desperation and desire, loyalty and betrayal. An epilogue, set ten years after the events of the story, shows that you can't always count on dreams--even the ones that come true.
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About the Author

Ann Jaramillo teaches English as a Second Language to Mexican-American seventh and eighth graders in Salinas, California.

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Edward, June 19, 2008 (view all comments by Edward)
A young adult thriller. Real-life fiction comes alive. This book deals with border issues, immigration issues, love, death; and it 'wires' everything together for a very important book-- in an important issue raising time. Politicians, teachers, concerned citizens-- please read this book! Us this book as a pillar to rectify the atrocities committed every day along our noble border. DO NOT BUILD A WALL! Take heed to what happened in Europe. Look at China's mighty GREAT WALL A CRUMBLING! It's election time; and this is a very important issue concerning a country-- USA which is FOUNDED ON IMMIGRATION!
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ISBN:
9781596431546
Author:
Jaramillo, Ann
Publisher:
Roaring Brook Press
Subject:
Family - Siblings
Subject:
Brothers and sisters
Subject:
Survival
Subject:
People & Places - Mexico
Subject:
JUV030100
Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
People
Subject:
Places/Mexico
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Social Issues - Emigration & Immigration
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
SOC
Subject:
ial Issues/Emigration & Immigration
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20060404
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 5 to 8
Language:
English
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8.47 x 5.7 x 0.67 in
Age Level:
10-14

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Product details 144 pages Roaring Brook Press - English 9781596431546 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
The mata gente.
The “people killer.”
An ordinary freight train.
And the only way North without paying a peso.
"Synopsis" by ,
Miguel's life is just beginning. Or so he thinks. Fifteen-year-old Miguel leaves his rancho deep in Mexico to migrate to California across la linea, the border, in a debut novel of life-changing, cliff-hanging moments.
 But Miguel's carefully laid plans change suddenly when his younger sister Elena stows away and follows him. Together, Miguel and Elena endure hardships and danger on their journey of desperation and desire, loyalty and betrayal. An epilogue, set ten years after the events of the story, shows that you can't always count on dreams--even the ones that come true.
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