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The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henríquez (Target Club Pick March 2015) (Paperback) by Cristina Henriquez
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Teenager Maribel Rivera and her parents are new arrivals at Redwood Apartments, a complex in Newark, Delaware that is home to immigrants from all over Latin America. Although the Riveras had a comfortable life in Mexico, when Maribel suffers a terrible injury, the family makes the decision to head north in order to get her the treatment she needs. No one is happier about the new tenants than Mayor Toro, a sixteen-year-old boy who falls in love with Maribel on first sight. As their relationship blossoms, so too does the friendship between the Rivera and Toro families, but when a local bully starts harassing Maribel, these star-crossed lovers will set in motion events that will have profound repercussions for the entire community. A deeply-felt story of two families, intertwined, The Book of Unknown Americans interweaves the lives of the other inhabitants of the building with Maribel and Mayor’s tale. Beautifully written, here is a timeless novel of hopes and dreams, guilt and love—a book that offers a resonant new definition of what it means to be American.
Only at Target: Find the March 2015 Target Club Pick, The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henríquez. This exclusive edition inclused a letter to the Target guest, an exclusive Reader's guide, and an exclusive Character guide.
Number of Pages: 320
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Series Title: NA
Featured book lists: Target Club Picks
Age Range: Adult
Author: Cristina Henriquez
Street Date: March 3, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-5410