The only road by Alexandra Diaz

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Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Emigration and immigration,
  • Juvenile fiction,
  • Refugees,
  • Guatemalan Americans,
  • Fiction

Edition Notes

Book details

StatementAlexandra Diaz
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPZ7.D5432 On 2016
The Physical Object
Pagination308 pages
Number of Pages308
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27220895M
ISBN 101481457500
ISBN 109781481457514, 9781481457507
LC Control Number2015046179
OCLC/WorldCa939707261

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'The Only Road' was such a hard book to put down. The story follows a Guatemalan boy and girl on their journey through Mexico to New Mexico, USA. After Jaime gets sick and can't make it to school, his cousin Miguel gets approached by the local gang to "do them a favor." Miguel rejects this and he gets shot down in broad daylight/5.

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