Crossing the Wire

Product Number: EB00231352
Released: Mar 17, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780061963629
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Description

In this riveting, action-packed novel from award-winning author Will Hobbs, a teenage boy hoping to help his loved ones must fight for his life as he makes the dangerous journey across the Mexican border into the United States. When falling crop prices threaten his family with starvation, fifteen-year-old Victor Flores heads north in an attempt to "cross the wire" from Mexico into America so he can find work and help ease the finances at home. But with no coyote money to pay the smugglers who sneak illegal workers across the border, Victor struggles to survive as he jumps trains, stows away on trucks, and hikes grueling miles through the Arizona desert. Victor's passage is fraught with freezing cold, scorching heat, hunger, and dead ends. It's a gauntlet run by many attempting to cross the border, but few make it. Through Victor's desperate perseverance, Will Hobbs brings to life a story that is true for many, polarizing for some, but life-changing for all who read it. Acclaim for Crossing the Wire includes the following: New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age, Junior Library Guild Selection, Americas Awards Commended Title, Heartland Award, Southwest Book Award, and Notable Books for Global Society.

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Author(s): Will Hobbs
Original Publish Date: Oct 13, 2009

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CD
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Author(s): Will Hobbs
Narrator(s): Ramon De Ocampo
Product Number C3847
Released: Aug 17, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781428111332
eAudio
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Author(s): Will Hobbs
Narrator(s): Ramon De Ocampo
Product Number Z1154
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449897406
Kit
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Homework Pack
Author(s): Will Hobbs
Narrator(s): Ramon De Ocampo
Product Number 3B142
Released: Oct 02, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781428111349
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Class Set
Author(s): Will Hobbs
Narrator(s): Ramon De Ocampo
Product Number 3L142
Released: May 23, 2007
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781428111356
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Hanging Bag
Author(s): Will Hobbs
Narrator(s): Ramon De Ocampo
Product Number 3C692
Released: Sep 21, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781428111363
Text
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Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Will Hobbs
Product Number 44705
Released: May 17, 2007
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781428111271
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Text - Hardback
Author(s): Will Hobbs
Product Number 14727
Released: Aug 31, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: HarperTeen
ISBN: #9780060741389

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