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La Linea

Ann Jaramillo

Roaring Brook Press

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.Latino Interest.

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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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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Ann Jaramillo

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

Ann Jaramillo

Florida Sunshine State Young Readers Award Master List, Iowa Teen Award Master List
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Roaring Brook Press

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