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The Land of the Cranes

The Land of the Cranes (Hardback)

By Salazar, Aida

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    15 Sep 20

From the prolific author of The Moon Within comes the heart-wrenchingly beautiful story in verse of a young Latinx girl who learns to hold on to hope and love even in the darkest of places: a family detention center for migrants and refugees. Nine-year-old Betita knows she is a c...rane. Papi has told her the story, even before her family fled to Los Angeles to seek refuge from cartel wars in Mexico. The Aztecs came from a place called Aztlan, what is now the Southwest US, called the land of the cranes. They left Aztlan to establish their great city in the center of the universe-Tenochtitlan, modern-day Mexico City. It was prophesized that their people would one day return to live among the cranes in their promised land. Papi tells Betita that they are cranes that have come home. Then one day, Betita's beloved father is arrested by Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) and deported to Mexico. Betita and her pregnant mother are left behind on their own, but soon they too are detained and must learn to survive in a family detention camp outside of Los Angeles. Even in cruel and inhumane conditions, Betita finds heart in her own poetry and in the community she and her mother find in the camp. The voices of her fellow asylum seekers fly above the hatred keeping them caged, but each day threatens to tear them down lower than they ever thought they could be. Will Betita and her family ever be whole again?
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ISBN 9781338343809
Released AU 15 Sep 2020
Publisher Scholastic
Format Hardback
Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 15 Sep 2020

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ISBN-13 9781338343809
Stock Release date is 15 September 2020
Status Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 15 Sep 2020
Publisher Scholastic
Imprint Scholastic Press
Released 15 Sep 2020
Publication Country
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Salazar, Aida
Category Not specified
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 191mm
Dewey Code FIC
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age 8-12 years
Reading Age 8-12 years
Library of Congress Los Angeles (Calif.), Immigrants, Immigrants - United States, Illegal aliens, Novels in verse
ONIX Text Children/juvenile