The Garden of Second Chances: A Novel

The Garden of Second Chances: A Novel

by Mona Alvarado Frazier
The Garden of Second Chances: A Novel

The Garden of Second Chances: A Novel

by Mona Alvarado Frazier


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For fans of Angie Thomas, Tiffany D. Jackson, and Jenny Torres Sanchez

Juana's life has taken a dark turn. Accused of her husband’s death, she's now a seventeen-year-old mother, alone and undocumented in a prison cell. No one believes her when she claims she's innocent, not even the prison staff or the gang leader in her block who torments her relentlessly.

Her only solace is in her baby, but as Juana struggles to survive the dangers lurking in prison, the threat outside grows even more terrifying. Her husband's furious family wants to take the child away.

With no hope in sight, Juana discovers a glimmer of light in a small patch of earth in the prison yard. As she nurtures the plants, memories of her mother's strength and resilience surface, pushing Juana to fight for her freedom and her daughter's future. This is a story of courage, hope, and determination in the face of impossible odds.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781684632046
Publisher: SparkPress
Publication date: 06/06/2023
Pages: 376
Sales rank: 690,459
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

After decades of working with incarcerated youth and raising three creative kids as a single parent, Mona Alvarado Frazier is now fulfilling her passions of writing and traveling. When not doing either of those she’s reading, volunteering, watching K-dramas, and tending the family’s two cats and her succulent gardens. Mona’s short stories are published in the University of Nevada, Reno anthology Basta! Latinas Against Gender Violence and Palabritas, a Harvard literary journal. She is a member of SCBWI and Macondo Writers and a cofounder of LatinxPitch, a Twitter event. She is a 2021 Mentee of Las Musas Latinx children’s literature collective, and resides in Oxnard, California.
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