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After Tyler's father is injured in a tractor accident, his family is forced to hire migrant Mexican workers to help save their Vermont farm from foreclosure. Tyler isn't sure what to make of these workers. Are they undocumented? And what about the three daughters, particularly Mari, the oldest, who is proud of her Mexican heritage but also increasingly connected her American life. Her family lives in constant fear of being discovered by the authorities and sent back to the poverty they left behind in Mexico. Can Tyler and Mari find a way to be friends despite their differences? In a novel full of hope, but no easy answers, Julia Alvarez weaves a beautiful and timely story that will stay with readers long after they finish it. From the Hardcover edition.
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subject_facet Farm life -- Vermont -- Juvenile fiction, Farm life. -- Vermont. -- Fiction, Friendship -- Fiction, Friendship -- Juvenile fiction, Illegal aliens -- Fiction, Illegal aliens -- Juvenile fiction, Mexicanx -- United States -- Fiction, Migrant labor -- Juvenile fiction, Migrant labor. -- Fiction, Vermont -- Fiction, Vermont -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Return to sender
title_full Return to Sender, Return to sender / Julia Alvarez
title_short Return to sender
topic_facet Farm life, Friendship, Illegal aliens, Juvenile Fiction, Juvenile Literature, Mexicanx, Migrant labor