The far away brothers : two teenage immigrants making a life in America ; adapted for young adults / Lauren Markham.
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|Hussey-Mayfield Mem. PL - Zionsville||TEEN B FLORES MARKHAM (Text)||33946003470122||Teen Nonfiction . 2nd Floor||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9781984829801
- ISBN: 1984829807
- Physical Description: xv, 265 pages ; 21 cm
- Edition: First Ember edition.
- Publisher: New York : Ember, 2020.
- Copyright: ©2019
"Originally published in hardcover in the United States by Delacorte Press, an imprint of Random House Children's Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, New York, in 2019." -- Title page verso.
"This work is based on The Far Away Brothers, copyright ©2017 by Lauren Markham. Originally published in hardcover in the United States by Crown, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, New York, in 2017, and subsequently published in paperback by Broadway Books, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, in 2018." -- Title page verso.
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"Ernesto and Raúl Flores are identical twins, used to being mistaken for each other. As seventeen-year-olds living in rural El Salvador, they are used to thinking that the United States is just a far-off dream. When Ernesto ends up on the wrong side of MS-13, one of El Salvador's brutal gangs, he flees the country for his own safety. Raúl, fearing that he will be mistaken for his brother, follows close behind. Running from one danger to the next, the Flores twins make the harrowing journey north, only to fall into the hands of immigration authorities. When they finally make it to the custody of their older brother in Oakland, California, the difficulties don't end. While navigating a new school in a new language, struggling to pay off their mounting coyote debt, and anxiously waiting for their day in immigration court, Raúl and Ernesto are also trying to lead normal teenage lives. With only each other for support, they begin the process of carving out a life for themselves, one full of hope and possibility." -- Amazon.com.
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