Crossing the Wire

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Product Number: C3847
Released: Aug 17, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781428111332
Narrator/s: Ramon De Ocampo
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The acclaimed author of seven ALA Best Books for Young Adults, Will Hobbs pens a spellbinding true-to-life adventure. With nothing but dogged determination, 15year-old Victor leaves his Mexican village to illegally enter the U.S. and help his starving family. Soon he must outwit gangs, drug-runners, and border agents as he endures shivering nights, blistering days, and gnawing hunger. But can his longing for the beckoning opportunity of El Norte carry him through such impossible obstacles? "This gritty and realistic tale will be an eye-opener for many YAs."-KLIATT

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Crossing the Wire
Product Number: BX00001646
Product Number:C3847
Product Number:Z1154

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eAudio
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Author(s): Will Hobbs
Narrator(s): Ramon De Ocampo
Product Number Z1154
Released: Dec 01, 2010
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ISBN: #9781449897406
eBook
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Author(s): Will Hobbs
Product Number EB00231352
Released: Mar 19, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: #9780061963629
Kit
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Homework Pack
Author(s): Will Hobbs
Narrator(s): Ramon De Ocampo
Product Number 3B142
Released: Oct 02, 2006
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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

Professional reviews

"No matter what one's political sensibilities, Ramon de Ocampo's performance as Victor Flores, an impoverished Mexican attempting to enter the U.S., brings a human face to the issue of illegal immigration. De Ocampo's narration vividly portrays the desperation of a young boy struggling to evade the border control as he contends with the corruption of the coyotes who promise to smuggle him into El Norte. The listener endures gnawing hunger, shivers in bone-chilling weather, and experiences the terror of the hunted in this convincing performance. Though the story may be commonplace and all too familiar, de Ocampo's sympathetic rendering of Victor's trials paints a compelling portrait of the less fortunate striving to survive in a hostile world. M.H.N. (c) AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine"

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