Eighth-grader Ricky Diaz and his dad, an ex-DEA agent, love to fly loops over the desert in their Baby Great Lakes biplane. But when Ricky learns that his mother's death in an auto crash the year before wasn't an accident, he decides to put his flying talents to a real test. Disguised as a ragged street kid, he travels to Mexico and into the compound of the drug smugglers who were responsible for his mother's death. His target is an airplane that carries sensitive radar equipment. Between Ricky and the airplane stand thieves, machine guns, and his diminishing self-confidence. Ben Mikaelsen's books for young adults, including Rescue Josh McGuire and Stranded, have won the International Reading Association Award and the Golden Spur Award. They have also been nominated to many state reader's choice lists. In Sparrow Hawk Red, Mikaelsen spins a fast-moving tale of one young teenager's courageous fight against crime and corruption.
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by Ben Mikaelsen
by Judith Byron Schachner
by Claudia Mills
by Denise Fleming
by Diane Gonzales Bertrand
by Gary Soto
by Graham Salisbury
by Clyde Robert Bulla
"From the first loop of the Baby Great Lakes biplane to the final, desperate dive of the stolen Red Hawk four-seater, Sparrow Hawk Red soars on wings of character and action. Narrator Robert Ramirez is warm and natural as Ricky Diaz, a young American teen with deep Mexican roots. Ramirez's voice flawlessly skips from Spanish to English. This airborne Western tells the story of Ricky's daring plan to avenge his mother's death by stealing a plane out from under the noses of south-of-the-border drug lords. Along the way, he needs the help of a street-smart beggar girl, who ends up playing Tonto to Ricky's Lone Ranger. M.C. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine"
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