Border Town #1
Crossing the Line
By Malin Alegria
(Scholastic Paperbacks, Paperback, 9780545402408, 192pp.)
Publication Date: May 2012
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In Dos Rios, Texas, life is all about borders -- and what happens when you cross the line.
Nothing is simple in a border town like Dos Rios, in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Even for high school students Fabiola Garza and her younger sister Alexis, whose parents run a local Tex-Mex restaurant, Dos Rios is full of borders -- where you should go, who your friends should be, which boy you should date.
Dos Rios is also full of opportunities, but it's a town divided, between the haves and the have-nots, the Whites and the Mexicans-Americans, the Texans and the Mexicans, the legal and illegal. But through it all, the Garza sisters have each other. Water can be crossed, but blood is the ultimate borderline -- no matter what.
Malín Alegría is the author of Estrella’s Quinceñera and Sofi Mendoza’s Guide to Getting Lost in Mexico. She currently lives in San Francisco, CA, where she teaches, writes, and spends as much time as possible playing in the dirt. Visit her online at www.malinalegria.com.
Praise for Border Town #1: Crossing the Line
Packed with action and surprising twists and turns up to the very last page, this start to the new Border Town series is a gripping mystery and also a warm, contemporary Latino drama of extended family and friends With lots of laughs, especially about small town lack of privacy and about extended family, the drama is both suspenseful and touching.” --Booklist
A fast-paced, easy-to-read book that Latino teenagers will enjoy to read mostly because they will see themselves in the pages.” The Hispanic Reader