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Knopf Books for Young Readers | May 11, 2010 | 240 Pages | Middle Grade (10 and up) | ISBN 9780375896286

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    Knopf Books for Young Readers | May 11, 2010 | 240 Pages | Middle Grade (10 and up) | ISBN 9780375896286

Praise

An ALA-YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Book
A Top Ten Indie Next List Pick
An ABA New Voices Selection
The  Florida Book Award Gold Medal Winner for Young Adult Literature
A Latina Magazine Book of the Year
A Christian Science Monitor Book of the Year
A Bank Street College of Education Best Book of the Year
A CCBC Choices Book
 
A remarkable debut novel.” –San Francisco Book Review
 
“The memorable heroine and supporting cast offer a moving portrait of resilience and reinvention.” –Publishers Weekly
 
“Through Lucia’s captivating voice, readers travel in time. . . . Gonzalez enters the literary scene with this exceptional historical novel that portrays the beginning of the Cuban exodus.” –Kirkus Reviews
 
“Based on the author’s parent’s story, Gonzalez’s first novel captures the heart-wrenching, personal drama of family separation.” –Booklist
 
“Through the eyes of (the) likeable young narrator, readers will understand a compelling part of history. Kudos to Christina Diaz Gonzalez for sharing her family’s story, and for telling it so well.” –The Christian Science Monitor
 

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