La Linea

Ann Jaramillo

Roaring Brook Press

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Miguel's life is just beginning. Or so he thinks. Fifteen-year-old Miguel leaves his rancho deep in Mexico to migrate to California across la linea, the border, in a debut novel of life-changing, cliff-hanging moments.
 But Miguel's carefully laid plans change suddenly when his younger sister Elena stows away and follows him. Together, Miguel and Elena endure hardships and danger on their journey of desperation and desire, loyalty and betrayal. An epilogue, set ten years after the events of the story, shows that you can't always count on dreams--even the ones that come true.
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Praise for La Linea

“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

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Ann Jaramillo

Ann Jaramillo teaches English as a Second Language to Mexican-American seventh and eighth graders in Salinas, California.

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La Linea
Ann Jaramillo

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Florida Sunshine State Young Readers Award Master List, Iowa Teen Award Master List

Hardcover

Hardcover
Roaring Brook Press
April 2006
Hardcover
ISBN: 9781596431546
ISBN10: 1596431547
Middle-Grade Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 144 pages
Age Range: 10 to 14
Grade Range: 5 to 9 Information for Librarians

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Lexile: 650LL
F&P Level A-Z: S
AR Quiz Number: 106423
AR Points: 5

$16.95

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Square Fish
July 2008
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312373542
ISBN10: 0312373546
Young Adult Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 144 pages
Age Range: 10 to 14
Grade Range: 5 to 9 Information for Librarians

Information for Librarians


Lexile: 650LL
F&P Level A-Z: S
AR Quiz Number: 106423
AR Points: 5

$7.99
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