Illegal

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Product Details
Price
$17.99  $16.73
Publisher
Katherine Tegen Books
Publish Date
Pages
272
Dimensions
5.9 X 8.3 X 1.1 inches | 0.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780061953422

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About the Author

Bettina Restrepo received a BS from the University of Texas at Austin and is the author of a picture book, Moose and Magpie. She worked as an internal auditor in the Hispanic supermarket Fiesta Mart, which is portrayed in this book. There she examined firsthand the challenges in the nuances of life for illegal immigrants. Bettina lives with her family in Frisco, Texas, and is the daughter of Colombian and German immigrants.

Reviews

"This memorable coming-of-age story will awaken readers to the overlooked struggles of immigrants." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Thoroughly engaging and thought-provoking. An excellent choice for a book discussion group or a class conversation starter about immigration, prejudice, or gangs." -- Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)

"A vivid and unsparing look at the life of an illegal teenage girl who comes to the U. S. from Mexico in search of her father. Faith, family, and friendship are all features of this unforgettable individual life. An important novel that deserves a wide readership." -- Michael Cart, author of MY FATHER'S SCAR and LOVE AND SEX: TEN STORIES OF TRUTH