Under The Same Sky (Paperback)

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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 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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Publisher Feiwel & Friends
Mfg Part# 9780374480653
SKU 39850183
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0374480656
Release Date 4/30/2005
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Dimensions (in Inches) 7.5H x 5L x 0.75T
Praise
"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."
"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."
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First Line 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.
Editors Note A teenager discovers racism and romance on his father?s farm||For his fourteenth birthday, Joe Pedersen wants a motorbike that costs nearly a thousand dollars. But his mom says the usual birthday gift is fifty dollars, and his dad wants Joe to earn the rest of the money himself and ?find out what a real day?s work feels like.? Angry that his father doesn?t think he?s up to the job, Joe joins the Mexican laborers who come to his father?s farm each summer. Manuel, the crew boss, is only sixteen, yet highly regarded by the other workers and the Pedersen family. Joe?s resentment grows when his father treats Manuel as an equal. Compared with Manuel, Joe knows nothing about planting and hoeing cabbage and picking strawberries. But he toughs out the long, grueling days in the hot sun, determined not only to make money but to gain the respect of his stern, hardworking father. Joe soon learns about the problems and fears the Mexicans live with every day, and, before long, thanks to Manuel, his beautiful cousin Luisa, and the rest of the crew, Joe comes to see the world in a whole different way.||In her sensitive new novel, Cynthia DeFelice explores our dependency on migrant workers and simultaneous reluctance to let these people into our country and into our lives.
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Number of Pages 0224
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