El unico destino (The Only Road)

Product Number: EB00635994
Released: Dec 06, 2016
Business Term: 1 Year
ISBN: #9781481484435
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PURA BELPRE HONOR BOOK ALA NOTABLE BOOK "Powerful and timely." -Booklist (starred review) "An important, must-have addition to the growing body of literature with immigrant themes." -School Library Journal (starred review) En esta absorbente y emocionante novela juvenil, Jaime de doce aNos emprende el peligroso y traicionero viaje que le transforma su vida de su hogar en Guatemala a Estados Unidos para vivir con su hermano mayor. Twelve-year-old Jaime makes the treacherous and life-changing journey from his home in Guatemala to live with his older brother in the United States in this gripping and realistic middle grade novel. Jaime estA sentado en su cama dibujando cuando oye un grito. Sabe inmediatamente que su primo hermano y mejor amigo, Miguel, estA muerto. Todos en el pequeNo pueblo de Guatemala donde Jaime vive conocen a alguien que ha sido asesinado por los Alfas, una pandilla poderosa que es conocida por su violencia y por el trAfico de drogas. Aquellos que rehUsan trabajar para ellos son atacados o asesinados como Miguel. Jaime y su prima Angela, la hermana de Miguel, temen que ellos van a ser los prOximos. Solamente hay un camino para ambos. Deben de salir huyendo de su hogar en Guatemala para irse a vivir con el hermano mayor de Jaime en Nuevo MExico. IInspirada en hechos actuales, El Unico destino es la historia de un niNo que siente que abandonar su hogar y emprender esta travesIa es su Unica oportunidad para tener mejor calidad de vida. Es una historia de pAnico y de valentIa, de amor y de pErdida, donde personas extraNas se convierten en familia en el viaje peligroso que le cambia la vida a un niNo. Jaime is sitting on his bed drawing when he hears a scream. Instantly, he knows: Miguel, his cousin and best friend, is dead. Everyone in Jaime's small town in Guatemala knows someone who has been killed by the Alphas, a powerful gang that's known for violence and drug trafficking. Anyone who refuses to work for them is hurt or killed-like Miguel. With Miguel gone, Jaime fears that he is next. There's only one choice: accompanied by his cousin Angela, Jaime must flee his home to live with his older brother in New Mexico. Inspired by true events, The Only Road is an individual story of a boy who feels that leaving his home and risking everything is his only chance for a better life. It is a story of fear and bravery, love and loss, strangers becoming family, and one boy's treacherous and life-changing journey.

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Author(s): Alexandra Diaz
Original Publish Date: Dec 06, 2016

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