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On the eve of his induction into the Young Pioneers, Sasha's world is overturned when his father is arrested by Stalin's guard. Yelchin deftly crafts a stark and compelling story of a child's lost idealism.
The importance of history and reading (so you don't do the same “stupid stuff” again) is at the heart of this achingly funny romp through a dying New Deal town. While mopping up epic nose bleeds, Jack narrates this screw-ball mystery in an endearing and believable voice.
Engle's beautifully written poetic narrative cuts to the heart of an untold story in Latin American history and describes the enslavement of the native peoples of the Caribbean by the Spanish along with the mixing of Spanish and native blood that now forms the vast majority of Latin America. Told from several points of view, the story captures the rhythm and sounds from a time long ago and encourages readers to explore Latino culture on their own.
- Fiction, Historical Fiction
- Pura Belpré Children's Author Award 2012 (Honor Title)
- ISBN: 9780805092400
Hà and her family flee war-torn Vietnam for the American South. In spare yet vivid verse, she chronicles her year-long struggle to find her place in a new and shifting world.