by Fran Leeper Buss | Children's Books
Registered by gnissorckoob of Miami, Florida USA on 11/9/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by gnissorckoob at Miami Book Fair International 2007 in Miami, Florida USA on Friday, November 09, 2007

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Released 10 yrs ago (11/9/2007 UTC) at Miami Book Fair International 2007 in Miami, Florida USA


A Dell Yearling paperback. Age 10 and up.

"Maria, her brother and sister arrive in the U.S. from El Salvador, jammed inside a nailed crate. Having left their mother and baby sister in Mexico, they are ready to take up the twilight existence of the illegal alien in Chicago. Maria and her siblings not only face extradition if caught, but nearly certain death if returned to their homeland. Sister Julia is pregnant, and it falls to Maria to learn English, look for work and find food for her family. In retelling the plight of Central American refugees, Buss, with the assistance of Cubias, a poet and activist from El Salvador, delicately avoids the obvious and didactic pitfalls in describing this all-too-common problem. By not dwelling on the brutality of the Guardias in El Salvador (who killed Maria's father and Julia's husband) and the numbing details of poverty, she makes this a surprisingly entertaining and hopeful story." --Publishers Weekly

Released at the Book Fair's Street Fair sometime Saturday morning 11/10/07. 

Journal Entry 2 by pkboo from Archer, Florida USA on Saturday, November 10, 2007

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Picked around 2 pm by building 4 on my way to an author chat. 

Journal Entry 3 by pkboo at Miami, Florida USA on Friday, April 14, 2017

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Moving and need to downsize my book collection so donating to Good Will  

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