Journey of the Sparrows

Product Description: 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.

Age Level: 9-12
Publisher: Puffin