Karen Lynn Williams (Author) Sara Palacios (Illustrator)
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Enrique can't believe his father won't let him travel to his team's big soccer tournament. Papi says going across the checkpoint is too risky. Even though Enrique is a U.S. citizen, the rest of the family isn't--and if the border police stop them, the family might be split up. The next morning Enrique decides he's going to his big game, no matter what. But the day ahead will change how he sees his dad and how he defines courage...
This book is a powerful depiction of the everyday struggles faced by undocumented immigrants and their families. Sensitively told with expressive illustrations, Facing Fear explores the meaning of bravery and the strength of a community.
Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
March 02, 2021
8.6 X 11.2 X 0.5 inches | 0.95 pounds
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About the Author
Karen Lynn Williams has written many books about children in adversity, including the bestselling My Name is Sangoel and Four Feet, Two Sandals with Khadra Mohammed (Eerdmans). Karen has lived in Haiti and Malawi, but now lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Visit her website at karenlynnwilliams.com. Sara Palacios is the illustrator of Between Us and Abuela (FSG), 'Twas Nochebuena (Viking), One Big Family (Eerdmans), and many other books for children. In 2012, she received the Pura Belpr' Illustrator Honor for Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match (Children's Book Press). Sara was born in Mexico City and earned BFA and MFA degrees in Illustration from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Follow her on Instagram @sarapalaciosillustrations or visit her website at sarapalaciosillustrations.com.