We Are Not From Here

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We Are Not From Here is the story of three teens: Pulga, Chico, and Pequena from Guatemala who are family by choice. It tells their story as they try to survive in their Barrio and eventually decide to head out on their own in an effort to get to the United States. In doing so, they must leave behind their families and head towards an uncertain future. Their journey is not easy and along the way, they meet great tragedy that will change their lives forever. Will they be strong enough to endure the journey? Will they get to a better life? Will they ever belong?

We Are Not From Here made me feel the plight and pain of immigrant children and better understand the things they are running away from. There is some strong language in the story that makes it better suited for high school students. I think that it was a little too advanced for me but I appreciated how it helped me to see the world through their eyes. I recommend this tale to children and adults over fourteen years old.

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Author Jenny Torres Sanchez
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 368 pages
Publisher Philomel Books
Publish Date 2020-05-19
ISBN 9781984812261
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Issue October 2020
Category Young Adult


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