Over a decade since its publication, Ann Jaramillo's heartbreaking middle grade novel La Linea--about crossing the Mexican border into the US--is more timely than ever.
Miguel has dreamed of joining his parents in California since the day they left him behind in Mexico six years, eleven months, and twelve days ago. On the morning of his fifteenth birthday, Miguel's wait is over.
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"A gripping contemporary survival adventure, this spare first novel is also a heart-wrenching family story of courage, betrayal, and love." --Booklist, Starred Review
"Jaramillo's first novel is convincing and effective." --The Horn Book Magazine
"A nail-biting real-life adventure." --Kirkus Reviews
"This well-written account of the perils of illegal border crossing would make a worthwhile read for students studying history, geography, or cultures and is a solid recommendation for both school and public libraries." --Voices of Youth Advocates
"The author creates a mood of desperation and anxiety as the story unfolds and Miguel and Elena discover that crossing la línea will forever change the way they look at themselves and the world." --School Library Journal