I feel this book should be an instant classic for all ages! A youth from Oaxaca leaves his family farm to brave the infamous La Bestia– a train travelling north to the México-US border– to cross into the United States and live with his older brother in Los Angeles. Lyrical prose, heartbreaking trauma handled sensitively, warmth and connection in unexpected places.
I think back on this book a lot. It would be a great read-along for a family to introduce children to our Mexican neighbors who chose to attempt the dangerous border crossing into the United States.
–Kim, Queen Anne Book Company, Seattle, WA