Manuel Luis Martínez

Books by This Author

Crossing

Age Level: 16-18
Product Description: Manuel Luis Martínez explores the American obsession with mobility, the irrepressible hope that there must be something better somewhere and the relentless desire to move on in search of this elusive goal. Inspired by a newspaper account of thirteen undocumented workers left to suffocate in a boxcar outside El Paso, Crossing tells the story of Luis, a boy who leaves his small town in Mexico to seek his fortune in the United States.

Drift: A Novel

Age Level: 16-18

Product Description: At sixteen, Robert Lomos has lost his family. His father, a Latin jazz musician, has left San Antonio for life on the road as a cool-hand playboy. His mother, shattered by a complete emotional and psycho-logical breakdown, has moved to Los Angeles and taken Robert's little brother with her. Only his iron-willed grandmother, worn down by years of hard work, is left. But Robert's got a plan: Duck trouble, save his money, and head to California to put the family back together.