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The other side : stories of Central American teen refugees who dream of crossing the border

Author: Juan Pablo Villalobos; Rosalind Harvey
Publisher: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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You can't really tell what time it is when you're in the freezer. Every year, thousands of migrant children and teens cross the U.S.-Mexico border. The journey is treacherous and sometimes deadly, but worth the risk for migrants who are escaping gang violence and poverty in their home countries. And for those refugees who do succeed? They face an immigration process that is as winding and multi-tiered as the journey
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Young adult literature
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
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Villalobos, Juan Pablo, 1973- author.
The other side
New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, [2019]
(DLC) 2019004762
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Juan Pablo Villalobos; Rosalind Harvey
ISBN: 9780374305734 0374305730
OCLC Number: 1084620838
Awards: Américas Award commended title, 2020
Description: 147 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Where are your kids? --
Now I'm going to sleep for a bit --
The other side means the other side --
There are snakes out there --
It was like cotton, but when I touched it, it was just ice --
I'd rather die trying to get out --
He and I got along really well --
How we were going to get there --
La Cabuya --
Before and after --
To this day --
Acknowledgments --
About the refugees --
Glossary --
Further reading.
Responsibility: Juan Pablo Villalobos ; translated by Rosalind Harvey.

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Award-winning Mexican author Juan Pablo Villalobos explores illegal immigration with this emotionally raw and timely nonfiction book about 10 Central American teens and their journeys to the United  Read more...

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