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Publisher Description

Award-winning author Reyna Grande shares her personal experience of crossing borders and cultures in this middle grade adaptation of her memoir, The Distance Between Us—“an important account of the many ways immigration impacts children” (Booklist, starred review).

When her parents make the dangerous and illegal trek across the Mexican border in pursuit of the American dream, Reyna and her siblings are forced to live with their stern grandmother, as they wait for their parents to build the foundation of a new life.

But when things don’t go quite as planned, Reyna finds herself preparing for her own journey to “El Otro Lado” to live with the man who has haunted her imagination for years: her long-absent father. Both funny and heartbreaking, The Distance Between Us sheds light on the immigrant experience beautifully capturing the struggle that Reyna and her siblings endured while trying to assimilate to a different culture, language, and family life in El Otro Lado (The Other Side).

GENRE
Young Adult
RELEASED
2016
September 6
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
336
Pages
PUBLISHER
Aladdin
SELLER
SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
SIZE
11.7
MB
AUDIENCE
Grades 5-9

Customer Reviews

ariel_rayma2008 ,

I recommend this book

I think it is a great story in all its ways! It makes me feel humble and blessed because most of us have it easy but Reyna was put through a lot of pressure and abuse as a child! This story is so emotional and I even cried a few times because it is just so sad! I recommend this book so much!! Best book I’ve ever read!

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