The Crossroads

ISBN-10: 1534414568
ISBN-13: 9781534414563
Author: Diaz, Alexandra
Interest Level: 3-7
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publication Date: September 2019

Copyright: 2018

Page Count: 352


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Interest Level

Grades 3-7

Reading Level

Lexile: 820L
Accelerated Reader Level: 5.5
Accelerated Reader Points: 10.0

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / Hispanic & Latino

JUVENILE FICTION / Family / General (see also headings under Social Themes)

Description
Jaime and Angela discover what it means to be living as undocumented immigrants in the United States in this timely sequel to the Pura Belpre Honor Book The Only Road . After crossing Mexico into the United States, Jaime Rivera thinks the worst is over. Starting a new school can't be that bad. Except it is, and not just because he can barely speak English. While his cousin Angela fits in quickly, with new friends and after-school activities, Jaime struggles with even the idea of calling this strange place "home." His real home is with his parents, abuela , and the rest of the family; not here where cacti and cattle outnumber people, where he can no longer be himself-a boy from Guatemala. When bad news arrives from his parents back home, feelings of helplessness and guilt gnaw at Jaime. Gang violence in Guatemala means he can't return home, but he's not sure if he wants to stay either. The US is not the great place everyone said it would be, especially if you're sin papeles -undocumented-like Jaime. When things look bleak, hope ar
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