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THE MALDONADO MIRACLE
San Diego : Harcourt, 2003.
you ever seen those news reports of bleeding statues? You know, where
people swear that a religious statue in a church is bleeding or weeping.
This miracle is just that. A statue of Jesus is seen bleeding and
the town believes that a miracle has happened. In reality, the blood
has come from Jose, a 12-year-old illegal alien who has entered the US
to join his father. He works as a migrant laborer but must flee for
his life. He hides in a church where blood from his wounded shoulder
drips on the statue. Will Jose find the courage to tell the parishioners
Illegal aliens -- Fiction.
Mexicans -- United States -- Fiction.
Migrant labor -- Fiction.
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