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5.9 X 9.0 X 0.7 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author

Julio Anta is an author from Miami, FL known for his comic book series Home. He currently resides in New York City, where he works to tell narratively rich stories about diverse Latinx characters for readers of all ages. This is his debut graphic novel.

Jacoby Salcedo is a comic book artist who works day and night from his bed in Portland, Oregon. He has published multiple short stories with frequent collaborator Julio Anta, and is the co-creator of the Dark Horse Comics miniseries It's Only Teenage Wasteland. You can keep up with his work on Instagram and Twitter @notjacoby or visit him at


"Anta pulls no punches, organically weaving together myriad contemporary border issues. Salcedo's richly colored backdrops and expressive characters make the desert and its inhabitants come alive in an adventure steeped in magical realism that artfully conveys a small sampling of migrant stories." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"A touching story of resilience, this is a must-read for those who are looking for insight on the migrant experience with a supernatural twist." -- Booklist

"A stirring supernatural framing of an all too common and heartbreaking reality." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Exploring topics of immigration, racism, freedom, and -helping others, this action-packed graphic novel presents the journey across the -border in a whole new way." -- School Library Journal

"This magical graphic novel captures the very real resilience of people trying to build a life of stability and emphasizes how love can survive and cross the most desolate plains." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"A new classic of Latinx literature!" -- David Bowles, award-winning author of They Call Me Güero

"Frontera gives us moments of solidarity, grief, bravery, and love, and shows us the beauty of these human feelings when they stand against the machine of American imperialism." -- Kiku Hughes, author of Displacement

"An action-packed and heartfelt story that highlights the resiliency of immigrants and the power of ancestral history." -- Alexis Castellanos, author of Isla to Island

"A story about sacrifice, immigration, home, and ultimately, love, Frontera carries an important message in the world today." -- Laura Gao, author of Messy Roots

"An absolute gut punch of a story. This book belongs in every high school and middle school library in our country." -- Maggie Tokuda-Hall, author of Squad

"A powerful graphic novel that has the potential to help change how young people see the world through this incredible and moving story." -- Stephanie Cooke, author of Oh My Gods! and ParaNorthern

"A magical tale with striking poignancy and heart." -- Adrianna Cuevas, author of Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez and The Ghosts of Rancho Espanto

"Julio and Jacoby created a story that is brave and beautiful. And they did so with tenacity. The words are sharp and the art enamoring." -- Jose Pimienta, author Twin Cities and Suncatcher

"A powerful glimpse into the physical and emotional burdens some young people carry." -- Horn Book Magazine