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After Tyler's father is injured in a tractor accident, his family is forced to hire migrant Mexican workers to help save their Vermont farm from foreclosure. Tyler isn’t sure what to make of these workers. Are they undocumented? And what about the three daughters, particularly Mari, the oldest, who is proud of her Mexican heritage but also increasingly connected her American life. Her family lives in constant fear of being discovered by the authorities and sent back to the poverty they left behind in Mexico. Can Tyler and Mari find a way to be friends despite their differences?

In a novel full of hope, but no easy answers, Julia Alvarez weaves a beautiful and timely story that will stay with readers long after they finish it.

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When the family hires Mexican migrant workers to help keep the family farm from going under after his father's tractor accident, Tyler befriends the workers' eldest daughter, Mari, and learns of her great fears in getting deported if the authorities find out about them and their illegal status.

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After his family hires migrant Mexican workers to help save their Vermont farm from foreclosure, eleven-year-old Tyler befriends the oldest daughter, but when he discovers they may not be in the country legally, he realizes that real friendship knows no borders.

About the Author

Julia Alvarez is the author of several novels for young readers including How Tía Lola Came to Visit Stay, Finding Miracles, and Before We Were Free, winner of the ALA’s Pura Belpré Award. Her books for adults include How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents, In the Time of the Butterflies, and Once Upon a Quinceañera. She is a writer-in-residence at Middlebury College in Vermont.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375891618
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Social Issues - Emigration & Immigration
Author:
Julia Alvarez
Author:
Alvarez, Julia
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : People & Places - United States - Hispani
Subject:
Juvenile Fiction : Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Farm life
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Social Issues - Emigration & Immigration
Subject:
People & Places - United States - Hispanic/Latino
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Vermont
Subject:
Audio Books-Children s
Subject:
Children s-Belpre Award Winners
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Children s Middle Readers-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Emigration and Immigration
Subject:
Ethnic - African American
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20090113
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Grade Level:
5-7
Language:
English
Pages:
325
Age Level:
10-12

Related Subjects

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Children's » Reference » Careers
Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Emigration and Immigration
Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Friendship

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"Synopsis" by , When the family hires Mexican migrant workers to help keep the family farm from going under after his father's tractor accident, Tyler befriends the workers' eldest daughter, Mari, and learns of her great fears in getting deported if the authorities find out about them and their illegal status.
"Synopsis" by , After his family hires migrant Mexican workers to help save their Vermont farm from foreclosure, eleven-year-old Tyler befriends the oldest daughter, but when he discovers they may not be in the country legally, he realizes that real friendship knows no borders.
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