Written by Francisco X. Stork
Published by Scholastic, Inc.
Alberto’s life isn’t easy: He’s an undocumented immigrant from Mexico who lives with his sister’s abusive boyfriend—but he’d always accepted his place in the world. Until he starts hearing the voice of a man called Captain America, a voice that wants him to achieve more, no matter the cost.
Grace has it all: She has a supportive boyfriend, she’s on track to be valedictorian, and she’s sure to go to the college of her dreams. Still, nothing feels right to her any more after the divorce of her parents, and feels she needs something more.
When Alberto and Grace meet, they have an immediate and electric connection. But when Alberto is present at the scene of a terrible crime, he becomes a suspect. And with his developing schizophrenia, he’s not even sure he believes in his own innocence.
Can Grace find a way to prove Alberto’s innocence to himself and the world?
Primary ISBN: 9781338736267
Publication Date: July 2023
Available As: Hardcover, Audiobook, eBook
Young Adult , Age 12 or older
Community Represented: Mexican/Mexican American
Themes: Allyship, Audiobook, Cross-Group Dating, Family Relationship: Siblings, Family Separation: Living with Other Family or Friends, Immigrant: Undocumented, Mental Health, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Trauma & Healing: Physical Assault
Setting: United States
Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: Immigrant
Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience
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