Journey of the Sparrows
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Journey of the Sparrows

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Nailed into a crate in the back of a truck, fifteen-year-old Maria, her older sister, Julia, their little brother, Oscar, and a boy named Tomas endure a terrifying and torturous journey across the U.S. border and then north to Chicago. There they struggle to find work-cleaning, sewing, washing dishes-always fearful of arrest and deportation back to the cruelties of El Salvador. By turns heartbreaking and hopeful, this moving story of the secret lives of immigrants is not to be missed. A gripping, lyrical portrayal of a continuing American dilemma." (Kirkus Reviews, pointer review)
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 127 x 195.58 x 15.24mm | 136.08g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0142302090
  • 9780142302095
  • 1,252,617

About Fran Leeper Buss

Fran Leeper Buss, MDiv, PhD, is an award-winning oral historian and writer. Some of her works include Journey of the Sparrows, La Partera: Story of a Midwife, and Dignity: Lower Income Women Tell of Their Lives and Struggles. She lives in Tucson, Arizona, with her UCC minister husband, David Buss.
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227 ratings
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