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Where We Come from
by Oscar Cásares




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ONE OF KIRKUS REVIEWS' BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR

"A richly conceived and devastating book about the border." --Houston Chronicle

From a distance, the towns along the U.S.-Mexican border have dangerous reputations, and Brownsville is no different. But to twelve-year-old Orly, it's simply where his godmother Nina lives--and where he is being forced to stay the summer after his mother's sudden death. Nina, however, has a secret: she's providing refuge for a young immigrant boy named Daniel, for whom traveling to America has meant trading one set of dangers for another. Separated from the violent human traffickers who brought him across the border and pursued by the authorities, Daniel must stay completely hidden. And Orly's arrival threatens to put them all at risk of exposure.

Tackling the crisis of U.S. immigration policy from a deeply human angle, Where We Come From explores through an intimate lens the ways that family history shapes us, how secrets can burden us, and how finding compassion and understanding for others can ultimately set us free.

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Overview

ONE OF KIRKUS REVIEWS' BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR

"A richly conceived and devastating book about the border." --Houston Chronicle

From a distance, the towns along the U.S.-Mexican border have dangerous reputations, and Brownsville is no different. But to twelve-year-old Orly, it's simply where his godmother Nina lives--and where he is being forced to stay the summer after his mother's sudden death. Nina, however, has a secret: she's providing refuge for a young immigrant boy named Daniel, for whom traveling to America has meant trading one set of dangers for another. Separated from the violent human traffickers who brought him across the border and pursued by the authorities, Daniel must stay completely hidden. And Orly's arrival threatens to put them all at risk of exposure.

Tackling the crisis of U.S. immigration policy from a deeply human angle, Where We Come From explores through an intimate lens the ways that family history shapes us, how secrets can burden us, and how finding compassion and understanding for others can ultimately set us free.

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9780525564928
  • ISBN-10: 0525564926
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Publish Date: April 2020
  • Page Count: 272
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.1 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.6 pounds


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