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Taylor, Theodore.
San Diego : Harcourt, 2003.
IL 5-8
ISBN 015205037X
Have 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 the truth?
SUBJECTS:     Illegal aliens -- Fiction.
                        Mexicans -- United States -- Fiction.
                        Migrant labor -- Fiction.


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