Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple

Hobbs, Will.
New York : HarperCollins, 2006
IL 5-8, RL 4.4
ISBN 0060741392
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Life is difficult for the Flores family. When Victor's father dies, he tries to support his family on their farm in Mexico. When corn prices drop, Victor attempts a dangerous border crossing, jumping trains and fleeing thieves and border officials to make it to the United Stated to find work.  (Florida Teen Reads nominee, 2007-2008)
SUBJECTS:     Voyages and travels -- Fiction.
                        Survival -- Fiction.
                        Illegal aliens -- Fiction.
                        Mexicans -- United States -- Fiction.
                        Best friends -- Fiction.
                        Friendship -- Fiction.

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