Illegal

by Francisco X. Stork
  • Item #3336 in BookBeat BookBeat
    • Grades: 9 - 12
    • Ages: 14 - and up
    • Format: Paperback Book
      Paperback Book
Short Summary
This powerful follow-up to Disappeared asks what it means for an immigrant to be illegal in the United States.
This title contains mature language and subject matter that may not be appropriate for every student. The characters in this book deal with tough issues and the editors of BookBeat hope that their stories will help you gain a better understanding and tolerance of others.

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Life in Mexico is a death sentence for Emiliano and his sister Sara.

To escape the violent cartel that is after them, they flee across the border, seeking a better life in the United States and hoping that they can find a way to bring their pursuers to justice.

Sara turns herself over to the authorities to apply for asylum. Emiliano enters the country illegally, planning to live with their father.

But now Sara is being held indefinitely in a detention facility, awaiting an asylum hearing that may never come, finding it harder every day to hold on to her faith and hope. Life for Emiliano is not easy either. Everywhere he goes, it’s clear that he doesn’t belong. And all the while, the cartel is closing in on them.…
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Product Details

    • Grades: 9 - 12
    • Ages: 14 - and up
  • Product Type: Book
  • Page Count: 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 5 1/2" x 8 1/4"
  • Language: English
  • ISBN 13: 978-1-338-72252-9