- FICTION ALEM TEEN (CEN)
New York, NY : Little, Brown and Company, 2021.
392 pages ; 22 cm
Ages 14 & up. Little, Brown and Company.
New York City high school student Mateo dreams of becoming a Broadway star, but his life is transformed after his parents are deported to Mexico.
Mateo Garcia and his younger sister, Sophie, have been taught to fear one word for as long as they can remember: deportation. Ma and Pa have been in the United States for so long, they have American-born children, and they're hard workers and good neighbors. When Mateo returns from school one day to find that his parents have been taken by ICE, he realizes that his family's worst nightmare has become a reality. Now Mateo must figure out who he is and what he is capable of, even as he is forced to question what it means to be an American. -- adapted from jacket
Originally published in Los Angeles by Disney Hyperion in 2020.