"Twelve-year-old Jaime makes the treacherous journey from his home in Guatemala to his older brother in New Mexico after his cousin is murdered by a drug cartel"--
"A Paula Wiseman Book."
Includes a reading group guide and extension activities.
308 pages, 3 unnumbered pages ; 22 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-311).
Alexandra Diaz is the author of The Only Road , which was a Pura Belpré Honor Book, an ALA Notable Book, and the recipient of two starred reviews. She is also the author of Of All the Stupid Things , which was an ALA Rainbow List book and a New Mexico Book Award finalist, The Crossroads , and Santiago's Road Home . Alexandra is the daughter of Cuban refugees and lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, but got her MA in writing for young people at Bath Spa University in England. A native Spanish speaker, Alexandra now teaches creative writing to adults and teens. Visit her online at Alexandra-Diaz.com.
First Simon & Schuster books for Young Readers paperback edition.