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The Resource The Crossroads

The Crossroads

Label
The Crossroads
Title
The Crossroads
Statement of responsibility
Alexandra Diaz
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Language
eng
Summary
“An incredibly heartfelt depiction of immigrants and refugees in a land full of uncertainty.” —Kirkus Reviews “Diaz paints an insightful, realistic picture of a place that’s filled with opportunity but simultaneously rife with discrimination, which is especially important reading for today’s children.” —Booklist “Fans of The Only Road will appreciate following Jaime and Ángela on the next phase of their lives, 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
Summary
Jaime, twelve, and Angela, fifteen, discover what it means to be living as undocumented immigrants in the United States, while news from home gets increasingly worse
Theme
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Character
Award
Notable Books for a Global Society, 2019
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10690145
Cataloging source
DLC
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Diaz, Alexandra
Index
no index present
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820
Literary form
fiction
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  • 6
  • 9
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Contemporary Fiction
  • Children
  • Children's Fiction
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The Crossroads
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:SSI_519480
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781534414570
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Crossroads
Control code
BORROWBOX:SSI_519480
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781534414570
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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