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Available copies

  • 10 of 11 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 3 of 3 copies available at Cass County.

Current holds

1 current hold with 11 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Cass County Library-Drexel YA TOR 2020 (Text) 0002205511708 Young Adult Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Harrisonville YA TOR 2020 (Text) 0002205511682 Young Adult Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Northern Resource Center YA TOR 2020 (Text) 0002205511690 Young Adult Fiction Available -

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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 > Fiction.
Refugees > Fiction.
Emigration and immigration > Fiction.
Immigrants > Fiction.
Guatemalans > United States > Fiction.
Guatemala > Fiction.
Mexico > Fiction.
Genre: Young adult fiction.

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