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“Brightly colored, intricately detailed panoramas and montages convey one family’s experience living in a vivacious border community that is richer for its multitude of influences.”
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Twin Cities

Written by Jose Pimienta
Illustrated by Jose Pimienta
Published by Random House Children's Books

Being twins means having a best friend forever . . . But when one goes to middle school in Mexico and the other across the border in California, can that bond withstand the distance? Luis Fernando is staying local in Mexicali, Mexico, while Luisa Teresa crosses the border every day so she can go to a private school in Calexico, California. As they try to embrace new experiences close to and far from home, the twins hit obstacles: like making new friends and navigating school pressure without the other one for support. Fernando and Teresa finally have the chance to stand on their . . . isn’t that what the always wanted?

Primary ISBN: 9780593180631
Publication Date: July 2022
Available As: Hardcover, Paperback
Graphic Novel, Middle Grade , Age 08 or older

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Setting: Mexico (Mexicali), United States (Calexico CA)

Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: In Home Country

Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience

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