Journey of the Sparrows

Journey of the Sparrows

by Fran Leeper Buss, Daisy Cubias


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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)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780142302095
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 12/30/2002
Edition description: REISSUE
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 781,710
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.45(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

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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