Lupita Manana

Lupita Manana

by Patricia Beatty

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Overview

Crossing over the border is a dangerous business...

...But Lupita must cross from Mexico to America. After her father dies in a fishing boat accident in the seas near their small Mexican village, Lupita's family is left in poverty. Lupita and her big brother, Salvador, must smuggle themselves into the United States to earn money to support their mother and young siblings.

America is not the land of opportunity they had hoped. A new language, hard labor, and the constant threat of la migra — the immigration police—make every day a difficult challenge. But for feisty Lupita, there is always hope for a better manana — tomorrow.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780380732470
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/17/2000
Series: Harper Trophy Books Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 250,802
Product dimensions: 5.12(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.38(d)
Lexile: 760L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Patricia Beatty was born in Portland, Oregon, and was a longtime resident of southern California. After graduating from college, she taught high school English and history, and later held various positions as a science and technical librarian and also as a children's librarian. She taught Writing Fiction for Children at several branches of the University of California.

Patricia Beatty is the author of many popular and award-winning children's books, including such NCSS Notable Children's Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies as Eight Mules from Monterey; Behave Yourself, Bethany Brant; Turn Homeward, Hannalee; Be Ever Hopeful, Hannalee; and Jayhawker. Her novel Lupita Mañana is a Jane Addams Children's Book Award honor book, and Charley Skedaddle won the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction.

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