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Journey of the Sparrows
by Fran Leeper Buss and Daisy Cubias


Overview - Nailed into a crate in the back of a truck, fifteen-year-old Maria, her older sister, Julia, their little brother, Oscar, and a boy named Tomas endure a terrifying and torturous journey across the U.S. border and then north to Chicago. There they struggle to find work-cleaning, sewing, washing dishes-always fearful of arrest and deportation back to the cruelties of El Salvador.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Nailed into a crate in the back of a truck, fifteen-year-old Maria, her older sister, Julia, their little brother, Oscar, and a boy named Tomas endure a terrifying and torturous journey across the U.S. border and then north to Chicago. There they struggle to find work-cleaning, sewing, washing dishes-always fearful of arrest and deportation back to the cruelties of El Salvador. By turns heartbreaking and hopeful, this moving story of the secret lives of immigrants is not to be missed.
A gripping, lyrical portrayal of a continuing American dilemma." (Kirkus Reviews, pointer review)

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780142302095
  • ISBN-10: 0142302090
  • Publisher: Puffin Books
  • Publish Date: December 2002
  • Page Count: 160
  • Reading Level: Ages 8-12
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.06 x 0.43 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.28 pounds


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