Illegal Bettina Restrepo

Illegal

Author: Bettina Restrepo
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Book Title
Illegal
Author
Bettina Restrepo
ISBN
9780061953439
In this timely and gripping novel, author Bettina Restrepo exposes the challenges of one girl's unique yet universal immigrant experience. This is an eye-opening look into the harrowing journey a family takes to forge a more hopeful future. The paperback includes a new foreword and additional resources.Nora is on a desperate journey far away from home. When her father leaves their beloved Mexico in search of work, Nora stays behind. She fights to make sense of her loss while living in poverty--in wait of her father's return and a better day.When the letters and money stop coming, Nora decides that she and her mother must look for him in Texas. After a frightening experience crossing the border, the two are all alone in a strange place. Nora must find the strength to survive while aching for small comforts: friends, a new school, and her quincea era.* Booklist Top Ten First Novels for Youth * YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers * Amelia Bloomer List * TAYSHAS Reading List Pick *--Michael Cart, author of MY FATHER'S SCAR and LOVE AND SEX: TEN STORIES OF TRUTHBinding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Bettina RestrepoPublisher: Katherine Tegen BooksPublished: 08/27/2019ISBN: 9780061953439Pages: 288Weight: 0.45lbsSize: 7.90h x 5.20w x 0.80dAccelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 143376 / IllegalReading Level: 3.8 / Interest Level: Middle Grade Plus / Point Value: 6

In this timely and gripping novel, author Bettina Restrepo exposes the challenges of one girl's unique yet universal immigrant experience. This is an eye-opening look into the harrowing journey a family takes to forge a more hopeful future. The paperback includes a new foreword and additional resources.

Nora is on a desperate journey far away from home. When her father leaves their beloved Mexico in search of work, Nora stays behind. She fights to make sense of her loss while living in poverty--in wait of her father's return and a better day.

When the letters and money stop coming, Nora decides that she and her mother must look for him in Texas. After a frightening experience crossing the border, the two are all alone in a strange place. Nora must find the strength to survive while aching for small comforts: friends, a new school, and her quincea era.

* Booklist Top Ten First Novels for Youth * YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers * Amelia Bloomer List * TAYSHAS Reading List Pick *

--Michael Cart, author of MY FATHER'S SCAR and LOVE AND SEX: TEN STORIES OF TRUTH

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Bettina Restrepo
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Published: 08/27/2019
ISBN: 9780061953439
Pages: 288
Weight: 0.45lbs
Size: 7.90h x 5.20w x 0.80d
Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 143376 / Illegal
Reading Level: 3.8 / Interest Level: Middle Grade Plus / Point Value: 6

In this timely and gripping novel, author Bettina Restrepo exposes the challenges of one girl's unique yet universal immigrant experience. This is an eye-opening look into the harrowing journey a family takes to forge a more hopeful future. The paperback includes a new foreword and additional resources.

Nora is on a desperate journey far away from home. When her father leaves their beloved Mexico in search of work, Nora stays behind. She fights to make sense of her loss while living in poverty--in wait of her father's return and a better day.

When the letters and money stop coming, Nora decides that she and her mother must look for him in Texas. After a frightening experience crossing the border, the two are all alone in a strange place. Nora must find the strength to survive while aching for small comforts: friends, a new school, and her quincea era.

* Booklist Top Ten First Novels for Youth * YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers * Amelia Bloomer List * TAYSHAS Reading List Pick *

--Michael Cart, author of MY FATHER'S SCAR and LOVE AND SEX: TEN STORIES OF TRUTH

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Bettina Restrepo
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Published: 08/27/2019
ISBN: 9780061953439
Pages: 288
Weight: 0.45lbs
Size: 7.90h x 5.20w x 0.80d
Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 143376 / Illegal
Reading Level: 3.8 / Interest Level: Middle Grade Plus / Point Value: 6