La Linea by Ann Jaramillo

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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.Latino Interest.

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Ann Jaramillo teaches English as a Second Language to Mexican-American seventh and eighth graders in Salinas, California.
Published July 22, 2008 by Square Fish. 144 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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After their bus is diverted south and their money stolen, they are on their own and their only option is to steal a ride on the infamous mata gente, a freight train heading north known as the “people killer.” If they survive the ride, they still face a two-day desert trek across the U.S. border.

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The story of two teenagers who set out to find a better life, one that actually includes their parents, teaches readers young and old of the strength friends and family can bring and the determination people must have to improve their lives.

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