Luis Alberto Urrea

Books by This Author

Into the Beautiful North: A Novel

Age Level: 16-18

Product Description: Nineteen-year-old Nayeli works at a taco shop in her Mexican village and dreams about her father, who journeyed to the U.S. to find work. Recently, it has dawned on her that he isn't the only man who has left town. In fact, there are almost no men in the village — they've all gone north. While watching The Magnificent Seven, Nayeli decides to go north herself and recruit seven men — her own "Siete Magníficos" — to repopulate her hometown and protect it from the bandidos who plan on taking it over.

The Devil's Highway

Age Level: 16-18

Thousands of undocumented immigrants yearly scramble across the U.S.-Mexican border and into an area of the Arizona desert known as the Devil's Highway. Many do not make it out alive. This is the human story of those border crossings told with facts, anger, and poetry.

The Hummingbird's Daughter: A Novel

Age Level: 16-18
Product Description: It is 1889, and civil war is brewing in Mexico. A 16-year-old girl, Teresita, illegitimate but beloved daughter of the wealthy and powerful rancher Don Tomas Urrea, wakes from the strangest dream — a dream that she has died. Only it was not a dream. This passionate and rebellious young woman has arisen from death with a power to heal — but it will take all her faith to endure the trials that await her and her family now that she has become the Saint of Cabora.