The Far Away Brothers (Young Readers Edition)

ISBN-10: 1984829807
ISBN-13: 9781984829801
Author: Markham, Lauren
Interest Level: 7-12
Publisher: Penguin Random House

Publication Date: August 2020

Copyright: 2019

Page Count: 288


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Interest Level

Grades 7-12

Reading Level

Lexile: 890L
Accelerated Reader Level: 6.4
Accelerated Reader Points: 9.0

BISAC Subjects

YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics / Emigration & Immigration *

YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics / Assimilation *

Description
This inspiring true story about identical twin teenage brothers who escape El Salvador's violence to build new lives in California as undocumented immigrants is perfect for fans of Enrique's Journey and anyone interested in learning about the issues that underlie today's conversations about DACA and immigration reform. Ernesto and Raul Flores are identical twins, used to being mistaken for each other. As seventeen-year-olds living in rural El Salvador, they think the United States is just a far-off dream--it's too risky, too expensive to start a life there. But when Ernesto ends up on the wrong side of MS-13, one of El Salvador's brutal gangs, he flees the country for his own safety. Raul, fearing that he will be mistaken for his brother, follows close behind. Running from one danger to the next, the Flores twins make the harrowing journey north, crossing the Rio Grande and the Texas desert only to fall into the hands of immigration authorities. When they finally make it to the custody of their older brother in Oakland, California
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