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Where I belong / Marcia Argueta Mickelson.

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  • ISBN: 9781541597976
  • ISBN: 1541597974
  • Physical Description: 258 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Lab, [2021]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
"In the spring of 2018, Guatemalan American high school senior Milagros ٢Millie٣ Vargas knows her life is about to change. She's lived in Corpus Christi, Texas, ever since her parents sought asylum there when she was a baby. Now a citizen, Millie devotes herself to school and caring for her younger siblings while her mom works as a housekeeper for the wealthy Wheeler family. With college on the horizon, Millie is torn between attending her dream school and staying close to home, where she knows she's needed. She's disturbed by what's happening to asylum-seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border, but she doesn't see herself as an activist or a change-maker. She's just trying to take care of her own family. Then Mr. Wheeler, a U.S. Senate candidate, mentions Millie's achievements in a campaign speech about ٢deserving٣ immigrants. It doesn't take long for people to identify Millie's family and place them at the center of a statewide immigration debate. Faced with journalists, trolls, anonymous threats, and the Wheelers' good intentions-especially those of Mr. Wheeler's son, Charlie-Millie must confront the complexity of her past, the uncertainty of her future, and her place in the country that she believed was home."-- inside cover
Target Audience Note:
Ages 13-18. Carolrhoda Lab.
Grades 10-12. Carolrhoda Lab.
740L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 4.9 11 515587.
Subject: Families > Texas > Juvenile fiction.
Immigrants > Juvenile fiction.
Guatemalan Americans > Juvenile fiction.
Dating (Social customs) > Juvenile fiction.
Politics, Practical > Juvenile fiction.
Texas > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Social problem fiction.
Young adult fiction.

Available copies

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


  • 0 current holds with 11 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Cass County Library-Garden City YA MIC 2021 (Text) 0002205478171 Young Adult Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Harrisonville YA MIC 2021 (Text) 0002205478189 Young Adult Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Northern Resource Center YA MIC 2021 (Text) 0002205478197 Young Adult Fiction Available -

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