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Sia Martinez and the moonlit beginning of everything / by Raquel Vasquez Gilliland.

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  • 10 of 15 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 3 of 3 copies available at Cass County.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Cass County Library-Harrisonville YA VAS 2020 (Text) 0002205511666 Young Adult Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Northern Resource Center YA VAS 2020 (Text) 0002205511658 Young Adult Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Pleasant Hill YA VAS 2020 (Text) 0002205511674 Young Adult Fiction Available -

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Artemisia (Sia) Martinez's mother was deported to Mexico by ICE and disappeared in the Sonoran Desert trying to make it back to her American family; Sia believes that she was as-good-as murdered by ICE and the sheriff in their small Arizona town on the edge of the national park, and wants revenge against him and his son, Jeremy--but her search for the truth will uncover many more secrets than she counted on.
Arizona. It's been three years since the ICE raids, since Artemisia (Sia) Martinez's mother disappeared. Sia knows her mom must be dead, but she drives into the desert to light candles to guide her mom home. One night a blue-lit spacecraft crashes in front of Sia's car-- and it's carrying her mom, who is very much alive. Now she needs to save her mom from the armed, quite-possibly-ailen soldiers. -- adapted from jacket
Target Audience Note:
Ages 12 and Up. Simon Pulse.
Grades 10-12. Simon Pulse.
HL570L Lexile
Decoding demand: 95 (very high) Semantic demand: 100 (very high) Syntactic demand: 83 (very high) Structure demand: 89 (very high) Lexile
Subject: Mexican Americans > Fiction.
Post-traumatic stress disorder > Fiction.
Racism > Fiction.
Secrecy > Fiction.
Missing persons > Fiction.
Mothers > Fiction.
Fathers and daughters > Fiction.
Alien abduction > Fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Science fiction > Juvenile literature.
Secrecy > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Science fiction.
Young adult fiction.

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