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Return to Sender

By Julia Alvarez

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.


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037595838X


Format: Book
Author: Alvarez, Julia
Summary: After his family hires migrant Mexican workers to help save their Vermont farm from foreclosure, eleven-year-old Tyler befriends the oldest daughter, but when he discovers they may not be in the country legally, he realizes that real friendship knows no borders.
Title: Return to sender / Julia Alvarez.
Publisher Date: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2009.
Subject: Mexicanx -- United States -- Juvenile fiction. Farm life -- Vermont -- Juvenile fiction. Friendship -- Juvenile fiction Migrant labor -- Juvenile fiction. Illegal aliens -- Juvenile fiction. Vermont -- Juvenile fiction.
Isbn: 037595838X (lib. bdg.) 9780375858383 (trade) 0375858385 (trade) 9780375958380 (lib. bdg.)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 16
System Items Total: 16
Call Number: C Alvarez
Oclc: 226357648
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Bib Id: 326858

Format: Book
Author: Alvarez, Julia
Summary: After his family hires migrant Mexican workers to help save their Vermont farm from foreclosure, eleven-year-old Tyler befriends the oldest daughter, but when he discovers they may not be in the country legally, he realizes that real friendship knows no borders.
Title: Return to sender / Julia Alvarez.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2009.
Description: 325 p. ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Mexicanx -- United States -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Farm life -- Vermont -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Friendship -- Juvenile fiction
Subjects: Migrant labor -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Illegal aliens -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Vermont -- Juvenile fiction.
Notes: Pura Belpré Author Award, 2010.
LCCN: 2008023520
ISBN: 037595838X (lib. bdg.)
ISBN: 9780375858383 (trade)
ISBN: 0375858385 (trade)
ISBN: 9780375958380 (lib. bdg.)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 16
Total Copies: 16
Call Number: C Alvarez