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Illegal - Bettina Restrepo
Illegal
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A promise. QuinceaÑera. A promise that we would be together on my fifteenth birthday . . . Instead, Nora is on a desperate journey far away from home. When her father leaves their beloved Mexico in search of work, Nora stays behind. She fights to make sense of her loss while living in... show more
A promise. QuinceaÑera. A promise that we would be together on my fifteenth birthday . . . Instead, Nora is on a desperate journey far away from home. When her father leaves their beloved Mexico in search of work, Nora stays behind. She fights to make sense of her loss while living in poverty—waiting for her father's return and a better day. When the letters and money stop coming, Nora decides that she and her mother must look for him in Texas. After a frightening experience crossing the border, the two are all alone in a strange place. Now, Nora must find the strength to survive while aching for small comforts: friends, a new school, and her precious quinceaÑera. Bettina Restrepo's gripping, deeply hopeful debut novel captures the challenges of one girl's unique yet universal immigrant experience.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780061953422 (0061953423)
ASIN: 61953423
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
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4.5 Illegal by Bettina Restrepo
Nora's father left for work in America because he couldn't make enough for his family in Mexico. But he made a promise, he would be back for her fifteenth birthday. But, her fifteenth birthday is nearing and the letters and money have stopped coming from her father. Nora knows she just has to find h...
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