Written by Donald R. Gallo
Published by Candlewick Press
Fleeing from political violence in Venezuela, Amina and her family have settled in the United States. Sarah, adopted, is desperate to know her Korean birth parents. Adrian’s friends have some spooky — and hilarious — misconceptions about his Romanian origins. Whether their transition is from Mexico to the United States or from Palestine to New Mexico, the characters in this anthology have all ventured far and have faced countless challenges. Each of these stories is unique, and each one has something to say to all of us.
Available As: Paperback
Middle Grade, Age 12 or older
Community Represented: Various
Themes: Adoption, Anthology, Bilingual Character, Immigrant: Economic, Immigrant: Undocumented, Migrant Smuggling, Multiracial Identity, Refugee Journey, Refugee: Persecution, US/Mexican Border Crossing
Setting: United States, Mexico, Venezuela
Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Refugee, Immigrant, 1st Generation
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