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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780759554153
  • ISBN: 9780759554979
  • ISBN: 0759556059
  • ISBN: 9780759556058
  • Physical Description: 392 pages ; 22 cm
    print
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2021.

Content descriptions

General Note: Originally published in Los Angeles by Disney Hyperion in 2020.
Summary, etc.: Mateo Garcia and his younger sister, Sophie, have been taught to fear one word for as long as they can remember: deportation. Ma and Pa have been in the United States for so long, they have American-born children, and they're hard workers and good neighbors. When Mateo returns from school one day to find that his parents have been taken by ICE, he realizes that his family's worst nightmare has become a reality. Now Mateo must figure out who he is and what he is capable of, even as he is forced to question what it means to be an American. -- adapted from jacket
Target Audience Note:
Ages 14 & up. Little, Brown and Company.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 March #2
    *Starred Review* Mateo Garcia works a daily shift at his father's corner bodega, time that he would rather spend with his best friends, going to Broadway shows, or pursuing his goal of attending NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. But all of Mateo's plans go out the window the day his undocumented immigrant parents are picked up by ICE agents. Mateo's every waking moment (and his sleepless nights) is occupied with taking care of his seven-year-old sister, Sophie, and trying to figure out where his parents have been taken. He's afraid to tell anyone at school. Fortunately, a family friend, Jorge, steps in and finds a pro bono lawyer. Meanwhile, Mateo struggles to make rent on the family apartment and to feed and clothe Sophie. When going to school and avoiding Child Protective Services prove too much, the siblings move in with Jorge's family. It's not until Sophie's inability to adjust to life without their parents forces Mateo to consider leaving all his dreams behind that he's finally able to consider reaching out to his friends for support. Debut author Aleman was born in Mexico and his writing is stellar, clear and emotional, realistic and suspenseful. The story is complex and heart-wrenching, yet full of hope and familial love, making this an excellent choice even for younger YA readers. Grades 7-10. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 March #2
    *Starred Review* Mateo Garcia works a daily shift at his father's corner bodega, time that he would rather spend with his best friends, going to Broadway shows, or pursuing his goal of attending NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. But all of Mateo's plans go out the window the day his undocumented immigrant parents are picked up by ICE agents. Mateo's every waking moment (and his sleepless nights) is occupied with taking care of his seven-year-old sister, Sophie, and trying to figure out where his parents have been taken. He's afraid to tell anyone at school. Fortunately, a family friend, Jorge, steps in and finds a pro bono lawyer. Meanwhile, Mateo struggles to make rent on the family apartment and to feed and clothe Sophie. When going to school and avoiding Child Protective Services prove too much, the siblings move in with Jorge's family. It's not until Sophie's inability to adjust to life without their parents forces Mateo to consider leaving all his dreams behind that he's finally able to consider reaching out to his friends for support. Debut author Aleman was born in Mexico and his writing is stellar, clear and emotional, realistic and suspenseful. The story is complex and heart-wrenching, yet full of hope and familial love, making this an excellent choice even for younger YA readers. Grades 7-10. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Daniel Aleman was born and raised in Mexico City. A graduate of McGill University, he currently lives in Toronto. Indivisible is his first novel.

Subject: Mexicans United States Juvenile fiction
Family life New York (State) New York Fiction
Separation (Psychology) Fiction
Illegal aliens Fiction
Children of illegal aliens Fiction
Deportation Fiction
Mexican Americans Fiction
High school students Fiction
JUVENILE FICTION / General
Mexicans
United States
Genre: Young adult works.
Juvenile works.
Fiction.
Young adult fiction.

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