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Under The Same Sky (Paperback)

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Under The Same Sky DeFelice, Cynthia C. 1 of 1
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0374480656
ISBN-13: 9780374480653
Sku: 39850183
Publish Date: 4/30/2005
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 7.5H x 5L x 0.75T
Pages:  224
Age Range:  14 to 19
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The X-treme Sportz catalog in the back pocket of my jeans was folded open to the page I planned to show my parents, if I ever got the chance to talk. All through dinner, Mom had been going on and on about the big reunion her family held every July, and how she hoped we could go this year. (from the first line)
While trying to earn money for a motor bike, fourteen-year-old Joe Pederson becomes involved with the Mexicans who work on his familys farm and develops a better relationship with his father. Reprint. *Author: DeFelice, Cynthia C. *Publication Date: 2005/04/08 *Number of Pages: 224 *Binding Type: Paperback *Grade Level: 7-9 *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 5.00 *Height: 7.50
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While trying to earn money for a motor bike, fourteen-year-old Joe Pederson becomes involved with the Mexicans who work on his family's farm and develops a better relationship with his father. Reprint.
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In order to earn the money he needs to buy a $899.00 motorbike, Joe Pedersen agrees to work on his father's farm for the summer. Through his work, Joe becomes friends with the Mexican laborers who also work at the farm and becomes aware of the difficulties of life not only as a migrant farm worker but also as an illegal alien.

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"Suspense and romance keep the story going, at the same time that DeFelice conveys the vital work of migrant workers in US agriculture and draws attention to problems with immigration policies." 03/15/2003

Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"It would take a thick-skinned adolescent indeed to miss the shrieking message of the value of a buck, and this title's pleasures come not from the predictable trajectory of the message-driven plot but from those revelatory moments in which the spoiled teen weighs the value of his vacuous buddies against the hard-earned money and the even harder-earned respect he's beginning to gain among the Mexican workers." - Elizabeth Bush May 2003

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeMinimum Age:   10
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0224
Product attributePublisher:   Square Fish
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