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The far away brothers : two teenage immigrants making a life in America / Lauren Markham.

Markham, Lauren, (author.). Markham, Lauren. Far away brothers. Adaptation of (work): (Added Author).

Available copies

  • 3 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library J 920 MAR (Text) 33500013125240 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library J 920 MAR (Text) 33500013125232 New Available -
Hallock Public Library ya 920 MAR (Text) 35500006215766 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781984829771
  • ISBN: 1984829777
  • ISBN: 9781984829788
  • ISBN: 1984829785
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, 2018.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Adapted from a work of the same title published for adults in 2017 by Crown.
Summary, etc.:
Identical twins Ernesto and Raul Flores, seventeen, must flee El Salvador, make a harrowing journey across the Rio Grande and the Texas desert, face capture by immigration authorities, and struggle to navigate life in America.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 June #1
    Markham has adapted her own book into a version for teens that loses none of the urgency or timeliness of the original. Skillfully blending her heavy research into raw personal experiences, she tells the story of Raúl and Ernesto Flores, identical twin brothers who escaped the clutches of MS-13 in El Salvador and made a harrowing journey to the U.S. The narrative includes accounts of economic policies that drive farmers into gangs, social policies that create animosity between people, and political policies that fuel anger and enable corporations to profit from vulnerability and loss. We learn how these policies affect real people, casting families into hopeless situations, debt, and separation. While the twins' immigration story is the focal point, Markham adds nuance by including their typical teen troubles with romance and social media, plus the perspectives of their friends and family back home, in addition to that of the person who took responsibility for them in the U.S. Visceral and informative, this is a necessary read for today's youth. Grades 7-12. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Lauren Markham is a writer based in Berkeley, California, focusing on issues related to youth, migration, the environment, and her home state of California. Her work has appeared in outlets such as Harper's, the New Republic, Orion, the Guardian, the New York Times, and VQR, where she is a contributing editor. Lauren earned her MFA in Fiction Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. For over a decade, she has worked in the fields of refugee resettlement and immigrant education.
@LaurenMarkham_ on Twitter
@laurenemarkham on Instagram

Subject: Flores, Ernesto, 1997- > Juvenile literature.
Flores, Raul, 1997- > Juvenile literature.
Flores, Ernesto, 1997-
Flores, Raul, 1997-
Salvadorans > California > Oakland > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Salvadoran Americans > California > Oakland > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Illegal aliens > United States > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Refugees > California > Oakland > Social conditions > Juvenile literature.
Unaccompanied immigrant children > United States > Juvenile literature.
Twin brothers > Biography > Juvenile literature.
United States > Emigration and immigration > Juvenile literature.
El Salvador > Emigration and immigration > Juvenile literature.
Emigration and immigration.
Illegal aliens.
Refugees > Social conditions.
Salvadoran Americans.
Twin brothers.
Unaccompanied immigrant children.
California > Oakland.
El Salvador.
United States.
Genre: Biography.
Juvenile works.

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