September 14, 2010
September 14, 2010
After Tyler's father is injured in a tractor accident, his family is forced to hire migrant Mexican workers to help save their Vermont farm from foreclosure. Tyler isn’t sure what to make of these workers. Are they undocumented? And what about the three daughters, particularly Mari, the oldest, who is proud of her Mexican heritage but also increasingly connected her American life. Her family lives in constant fear of being discovered by the authorities and sent back to the poverty they left behind in Mexico. Can Tyler and Mari find a way to be friends despite their differences?
In a novel full of hope, but no easy answers, Julia Alvarez weaves a beautiful and timely story that will stay with readers long after they finish it.
From the Hardcover edition.
Inspired by her experiences translating for kids of migrant workers in Vermont, Julia Alvarez's RETURN TO SENDER explores the sometimes uneasy relationships between undocumented Mexicans and Americans. Tyler's family farm is in trouble, and his dad hires migrant workers to help out. Soon, Tyler becomes friends with Mari, a classmate and the daughter of one of his dad's workers. The two navigate friendship, slowly beginning to trust one another as Mari copes with serious family trauma, and Tyler begins to understand how challenging their lives are and wants to help. Alvarez is best known for HOW THE GARCIA GIRLS LOST THEIR ACCENTS.
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Social Issues / Emigration + Immigration, People + Places / USA / Hispanic + Latino, Social Issues / Friendship
- Genre: Juvenile Fiction
- Subgenre: Social Issues / Friendship, People + Places / USA / Hispanic + Latino, Social Issues / Emigration + Immigration
- Publisher: Yearling Books
- Pages: 325
- Language: English
- Release Date: September 14, 2010
- Author: Julia Alvarez
- Online Item #: 12940361
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-53-9520
- ISBN: 9780375851230
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported