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Having crossed the border into the United States illegally, Maria, her ailing brother, Oscar, and her pregnant sister, Julia, hide from the immigration officials who would send them back to El Salvador and the mercy of the Guardias
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Nailed into a crate in the back of a truck, fifteen-year-old Maria, her older sister Julia, their little brother Oscar, and a boy named Tomas endure a cruel journey across the U.S. border and then north to Chicago. There they struggle to find work--cleaning, sewing, washing dishes--always careful to remain "invisible" so the authorities won't arrest and deport them.
Despite the family's ordeals, hope and love can be found--in Maria's budding romance with Tomas, in the help given by a kindly midwife and priest, and most of all, in the stories Maria tells to lift the family's spirits, of a little sparrow who brings a rainbow.
Starkly realistic and tenderly poetic, this powerfully moving story of the secret lives of immigrants who courageously triumph over incredible obstacles is not to be missed.About the Author:
Fran Leeper Buss, MDiv, PhD, is an award-winning oral historian and writer. Some of her works include Journey of the Sparrows, La Partera: Story of a Midwife, and Dignity: Lower Income Women Tell of Their Lives and Struggles. She lives in Tucson, Arizona, with her UCC minister husband, David Buss.
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Book Description Lodestar Books, 1991. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110525673628
Book Description Lodestar Books, 1991. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0525673628