The Distance Between Us: Young Readers Edition
ISBN: 1481463705
EAN13: 9781481463706
Language: English
Publication Date: September 5, 2017
Pages: 336
Dimensions: 0.87" H x 7.56" L x 5.04" W
Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview
Award-winning author Reyna Grande shares her personal experience of crossing borders and cultures in this middle grade adaptation of her memoir, The Distance Between Us --an important account of the many ways immigration impacts children ( Booklist , starred review). When her parents make the dangerous and illegal trek across the Mexican border in pursuit of the American dream, Reyna and her siblings are forced to live with their stern grandmother, as they wait for their parents to build the foundation of a new life. But when things don't go quite as planned, Reyna finds herself preparing for her own journey to El Otro Lado to live with the man who has haunted her imagination for years: her long-absent father. Both funny and heartbreaking, The Distance Between Us sheds light on the immigrant experience beautifully capturing the struggle that Reyna and her siblings endured while trying to assimilate to a different culture, language, and family life in El Otro Lado (The Other Side).