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Exquisitely written testimonial, sometimes in diary form, immerses readers in the details of life under dictator General Trujillo in the Dominican Republic during the political upheavals of the early 1960s. It is an engaging story of one girl's coming of age set against a backdrop of fear and secrets. Powerful and at times intense, this book will take readers on a frightening journey of fear and anguish that will cause them to pray for the rescue of Anita and her family.
- Fiction, Historical Fiction
- Pura Belpré Children's Author Award 2004 (Medal Winner)
- ISBN: 9780375815447
When Tyler's father is unable to maintain the family farm, he hires undocumented workers, resulting in an interdependent relationship that mirrors current social and political conditions in the U.S.
- Fiction, General Fiction
- Pura Belpré Children's Author Award 2010 (Medal Winner)
- ISBN: 9780375858383