Written by Daniel Aleman
Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Mateo Garcia and his younger sister, Sophie, have been taught to fear one word for as long as they can remember: deportation. Over the past few years, however, the fear that their undocumented immigrant parents could be sent back to Mexico started to fade. Ma and Pa have been in the United States for so long, they have American-born children, and they’re hard workers and good neighbors. When Mateo returns from school one day to find that his parents have been taken by ICE, he realizes that his family’s worst nightmare has become a reality. With his parents’ fate and his own future hanging in the balance, Mateo must figure out who he is and what he is capable of, even as he’s forced to question what it means to be an American.
Daniel Aleman’s Indivisible is a remarkable story—both powerful in its explorations of immigration in America and deeply intimate in its portrait of a teen boy driven by his fierce, protective love for his parents and his sister.
Primary ISBN: 9780759556058
Available As: Hardcover, Audiobook, eBook
Young Adult, Age 14 or older
Themes: Citizenship, Cross-Group Friendship, Deportation, Family Relationship: Parents, Family Relationship: Siblings, Family Separation: By Detention, Generation: 1st, Immigrant: Undocumented, Own Voices/Lived Experience
Setting: United States
Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: 1st Generation
Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience
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