American Road Trip

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Product Details

Price
$10.99  $10.11
Publisher
Square Fish
Publish Date
Pages
336
Dimensions
5.5 X 0.9 X 8.2 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781250211651

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About the Author

Patrick Flores-Scott is the author of the award-winning novel Jumped In. He currently teaches struggling elementary readers and math students. He's written for theater and the slam poetry stage. He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with his family.

Reviews

A Teen Vogue Best Gift Book for Teens
A Texas Tayshas List Selection

"Told via T's honest, engaging, and often-naive voice, the story openly explores mental illness spawned by war and how the illness affects family members and those around them. This powerful story also reminds readers that the paths to their dreams may have to take detours but are still attainable." --Booklist, starred review

"In a story about mending broken ties, making sacrifices, and visiting landscapes and loved ones from the past, Flores-Scott invites readers to follow T on a road trip that brings to life the Avilas' Latino heritage and Manny's disorder. . . it celebrates many things: family love, realized dreams, and the taste of a green chile cheeseburger. " --Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Adeptly provides a window and a mirror of Latinx culture and reimagines the American road trip as an individual journey, one deeply anchored in sacrifice for those we love." --School Library Journal, starred review

"Written in T's vulnerable, observant voice, 'American Road Trip' holds true to classic road-trip themes like the emotional power of singalongs and unexpected detours, but it also wades into the darker waters of mental illness with both realism and sensitivity." --The New York Times

"American Road Trip is as multifaceted as its protagonist, Mexican-American teen Teodoro (known as "T"), wrapping a moving multigenerational story into a endearing coming-of-age tale." --The A.V. Club

"Flores-Scott's latest explores the fragile bonds of a fractured family . . . Teodoro's funny, wry first-person narration features quick, emotionally charged sentences that provide the narrative a breathless, hard-hitting quality. This novel bursts with much-needed optimism. A compassionate success. " --Kirkus Reviews

"Flores-Scott's character development is extraordinary. . .Readers will find themselves intimately connected to and cheering for the success of these siblings. With strong messages of hope, survival, and the power of family, American Road Trip is a must-read." --VOYA