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Return to Sender

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  • Posted July 28, 2011

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    Friendship Beyond Borders.

    *Gives insight into Operation Return to Sender instituted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (a.k.a. ICE or La migra to some) in 2006. *Emotional. *Heart-wrenching. *A real eye-opener. *Offers an education about what may happen to workers without legal papers. *Learn the meaning of "La Golondrina," esperanza, and what a "coyote" is, and not the animal.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2010

    THIS BOOK WAS A VERY DEEP AND TOUCHING READ

    RETURN TO SENDER presents a symphathetic view of the plight of illegal immigrants.It portrays their desire for a better life as well as the help they provide for struggling small farm owners.Though the issue is much more complicated,perhaps this book`s message could give todays politicians something to think about.

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  • Posted November 27, 2012

    I think this book dealt with a lot of issues we see going on tod

    I think this book dealt with a lot of issues we see going on today. Reading through the eyes of children as narrators helped to simplify the problem. If we all looked at this issue with pure hearts like these narrators, it wouldn’t be so complicated. As she talks of all the problems she has, from her mother’s absence to her homesickness and loneliness, I felt for her. Nobody should have to deal with these issues, let alone a young girl. Seeing the friendliness of Tyler and all of his family toward Mari’s family showed me that everyone out there can show compassion toward the unfortunate. After all, we’re all people on this earth. We’re all trying to make a living. We all have a voice.

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  • Posted November 26, 2012

    My favorite read this book hits along the lines of illegal immig

    My favorite read this book hits along the lines of illegal immigration and is a bit confusing as you try to connect the characters, but overall is a great read. Once you start reading it's extremely hard to stop. I would suggest this book for middle school students.

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  • Posted December 8, 2010

    Beautiful Story!

    After Tyler's father's accident, the family must hire undocumented workers to maintain the farm so they don't forclose on thier land. Amoungst these undocumented workers is a father of three daughters who were born in America but have no papers. Tyler befriends Mari, the oldest of the three girls, and soon finds that although they're different in many ways they can still have a bond that neither will ever forget.
    This story truly captivated me, being of Mexican descent. I felt a strong connection to Mari-the oldest of three sisters trying to cope with the unknown whereabouts of their mother after re-entering the United States from Mexico to be with her family- because of how she had to become the role of mother and having to mature faster than any child should. I was always on the edge of my seat worrying that the family would be discovered and deported back to Mexico to a world of violence and poverty. Aside from the suspense of them getting caught there is the constant question of where Mari's mother is. Throughout the book she writes to her mother telling her about everything that is going on, but never sends them because her father doesn't want any trace back to their whereabouts. This book is a great story for children who want to learn more about culture and what it means to be a migrant. I think it would be a great story to have in a classroom library when teaching students about issues dealing with immigration and heritage. I truly loved this story and will probably never forget it.

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