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Sara and Emiliano have made it across the US/Mexico border but have gone separate ways. Sara hopes to find asylum for her cruel treatment and persecution in Mexico but discovers the guards and wardens have very little compassion, patience, or understanding. Emiliano crosses undetected and goes to live with his father in Chicago, but his accent and dark skin marks him as an outsider, making it difficult to find employment. When they are both separately targeted again for knowing too much about the kidnapping crimes in Mexico, they must decide what that little cell phone full of incriminating evidence is worth. Is it worth a new start in a free country? Is it worth a life? There are difficult decisions ahead.

Readers should devour Disappeared first to get the full experience of how the crime syndicate can reach beyond borders and blood. This sequel is just as nail-biting and dangerous on American soil as the first was in Mexico. It’s a blunt look at racism and asylum in America as experienced by those who have lost everything doing what is right. Eye-opening and heart-wrenching, this blatant commentary on America’s brand of assistance to refugees will bring awareness to a younger generation.

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Star Count 3.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 304 pages
Publisher Scholastic Press
Publish Date 2020-Aug-04
ISBN 9781338310559 Buy this Book
Issue December 2020
Category Young Adult


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