Journey of the Sparrows

Journey of the Sparrows

by Fran Leeper Buss, Daisy Cubias


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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 terrifying and torturous journey across the U.S. border and then north to Chicago. There they struggle to find work-cleaning, sewing, washing dishes-always fearful of arrest and deportation back to the cruelties of El Salvador. By turns heartbreaking and hopeful, this moving story of the secret lives of immigrants is not to be missed.

A gripping, lyrical portrayal of a continuing American dilemma." (Kirkus Reviews, pointer review)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780142302095
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 12/30/2002
Edition description: REISSUE
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 155,329
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.42(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

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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Journey of the Sparrows 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Journey of the Sparrows is a great book. Julia, Oscar and Maria really go through a lot in this book. I loved it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a good book. It shows the fears immigrants had to face when they came illegall. Maria and her sister Julia and her brother Oscar show great faith and courage in this good book.