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Crossing over A Mexican Family on the Migrant Trail (Paperback)

Author:  Ruben Martinez
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0312421230
ISBN-13: 9780312421236
Sku: 30992419
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8H x 5.25L x 1T
Pages:  352
Age Range:  NA
Both an award-winning journalist and a poet, Martinez tracks a migrant family from Mexico to the U.S., and shows how migrant culture is changing America. 13 illustrations.
From the Publisher:
A powerful account of migrant culture traces the Chavez family as they leave their southern-Mexican town and embark on a perilous journey through the underground railroad to the tomato farms of Missouri, the strawberry fields of California, and the slaughterhouses of Wisconsin.
A journalist explores the lives of the Mexican migrants that come from the small city of Zamora--a place where the future can only be glimpsed beyond the horizon.


Kirkus Reviews
"First-rate reporting on an important, controversial subject." 08/01/2001

San Francisco Chronicle Book Review
"It is an intimate and tender story of family ties, the survival of traditions and an up-close travel narrative of how brutal and miraculous illegal immigration can be." 11/11/2001

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0352
Product attributePublisher:   Picador USA
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