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“The son of undocumented immigrants learns about what threatens to tear apart his family.”
—Kirkus Reviews

Facing Fear

Written by Karen Lynn Williams
Illustrated by Sara Palacios
Published by Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company

Enrique can’t believe his father won’t let him travel to his team’s big soccer tournament. Papi says going across the checkpoint is too risky. Even though Enrique is a U.S. citizen, the rest of the family isn’t—and if the border police stop them, the family might be split up. The next morning Enrique decides he’s going to his big game, no matter what. But the day ahead will change how he sees his dad and how he defines courage…
This book is a powerful depiction of the everyday struggles faced by undocumented immigrants and their families. Sensitively told with expressive illustrations, Facing Fear explores the meaning of bravery and the strength of a community.

Primary ISBN: 9780802854902

Available As: Hardcover
Picture Book, Age 05 or older

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Setting: United States

Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: 1st Generation

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