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“This high-interest, authentic coming-of-age novel adds an important perspective to young adult collections.” –School Library Journal

The Everything I Have Lost

Written by Sylvia Zeleny
Published by Cinco Puntos Press

12-year-old Julia keeps a diary about her life growing up in Juarez, Mexico. Life in Juarez is strange. People say it’s the murder capital of the world. Dad’s gone a lot. They can’t play outside because it isn’t safe. Drug cartels rule the streets. Cars and people disappear, leaving behind pet cats. Then Dad disappears and Julia and her brother go live with her aunt in El Paso. What’s happened to her Dad? Julia wonders. Is he going to disappear forever? A coming-of-age story set in today’s Juarez.

Primary ISBN: 9781947627178

Available As: Hardcover
Young Adult, Age 10 or older

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Setting: Mexico, United States

Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Immigrant

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