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The crossroads

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Winner of the International Latino Book Award "An incredibly heartfelt depiction of immigrants and refugees in a land full of uncertainty." -- Kirkus Reviews "Insightful, realistic picture...especially important reading for today's children." -- Booklist "Fans of The Only Road will appreciate...while teachers and librarians may find the text useful to counter unsubstantiated myths about Central Americans fleeing to the US." -- School Library Journal Jaime and Ángela discover what it means to be living as undocumented immigrants in the United States in this timely sequel to the Pura Belpré Honor Book The Only Road . After crossing Mexico into the United States, Jaime Rivera thinks the worst is over. Starting a new school can't be that bad. Except it is, and not just because he can barely speak English. While his cousin Ángela fits in quickly, with new friends and after-school activities, Jaime struggles with even the idea of calling this strange place "home." His real home is with his parents, abuela , and the rest of the family; not here where cacti and cattle outnumber people, where he can no longer be himself--a boy from Guatemala. When bad news arrives from his parents back home, feelings of helplessness and guilt gnaw at Jaime. Gang violence in Guatemala means he can't return home, but he's not sure if he wants to stay either. The US is not the great place everyone said it would be, especially if you're sin papeles --undocumented--like Jaime. When things look bleak, hope arrives from unexpected places: a quiet boy on the bus, a music teacher, an old ranch hand. With his sketchbook always close by, Jaime uses his drawings to show what it means to be a true citizen. Powerful and moving, this touching sequel to The Only Road explores overcoming homesickness, finding ways to connect despite a language barrier, and discovering what it means to start over in a new place that alternates between being wonderful and completely unwelcoming.
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9781534414556
9781534414570
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MG
Level 5.5, 10 Points
Lexile measure:
820L
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subject_facetBrothers -- Fiction
Brothers -- Juvenile fiction
Cousins -- Fiction
Cousins -- Juvenile fiction
Fiction
Guatemalan Americans -- Fiction
Guatemalan Americans -- Juvenile fiction
Homesickness -- Fiction
Homesickness -- Juvenile fiction
Illegal aliens -- Fiction
Illegal aliens -- Juvenile fiction
Immigrants -- Fiction
Immigrants -- Juvenile fiction
Refugees -- Fiction
Refugees -- Juvenile fiction
Schools -- Fiction
Schools -- Juvenile fiction
Young adult fiction
title_displayThe crossroads
title_fullThe Crossroads
The crossroads / Alexandra Diaz
title_shortThe crossroads
topic_facetBrothers
Cousins
Guatemalan Americans
Homesickness
Illegal aliens
Immigrants
Juvenile Fiction
Juvenile Literature
Refugees
Schools