Devolver al Remitente, Julia Alvarez
  • List: $20.00  |  Sale: $14.00
    Club: $10.00
    • Facebook Share
    • Twitter Share
    • Pinterest Share

Details

Devolver al Remitente

Author: Julia Alvarez

Narrator: Olivia Preciado, Ozzie Rodriguez

Unabridged: 7 hr 32 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Random House Audio

Published: 09/14/2010

Genre: Children & Young Adults Fiction - Social Issues - Emigration & Immigration

Synopsis

“Esta novela oportuna, arrancada de los titulares de los diarios, transmite un mensaje positivo acerca de la cooperación y la comprensión”.    
—School Library Journal

La familia de Mari se encuentra a la deriva, con una gran necesidad de trabajo, pero se ve forzada a esconderse por miedo a que las autoridades los devuelvan a México y a la pobreza.

La familia de Tyler lucha por salir adelante. Después de un accidente con un tractor que deja la granja que tienen en Vermont al borde de la quiebra, necesitan conseguir gente nueva que trabaje allí, de inmediato. 

Conocerse representa un golpe de suerte para ambas familias pues salvan la granja y Mari consigue un nuevo hogar, pero también surgen preguntas. A Tyler lo inquieta la presencia de los trabajadores mexicanos. ¿Son indocumentados? ¿Su propia familia infringió la ley al contratarlos? Mientras que Mari se siente dividida entre sus raíces mexicanas y su nueva vida en Vermont. Le preocupa dejar ir el pasado y hay pedacitos que no quiere soltar…

En una novela llena de esperanza pero sin respuestas fáciles, Julia Alvarez muestra cómo la amistad es capaz de traspasar fronteras.

************************************************

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.

Recommended

The Turtle of Oman, Naomi Shihab Nye
The Turtle of Oman
by Naomi Shihab Nye

Here are some things Aref loves about his home. Mish-Mish, his cat The dunes in the desert His friends Diram and Sulima Fresh apricots Crispy fish served in baskets His grandfather, Sidi His excellent rock collection The turtles of...

Narrator: Peter Ganim
Published: 08/26/2014

West of the Moon, Margi Preus
West of the Moon
by Margi Preus

In "West of the Moon," award-winning and "New York Times" bestselling author Margi Preus expertly weaves original fiction with myth and folktale to tell the story of Astri, a young Norwegian girl desperate to join her father in America. After being...

Narrator: Jessica Almasy
Published: 05/20/2014

Something in Between, Melissa de la Cruz
Something in Between
by Melissa de la Cruz

It feels like there's no ground beneath me, like everything I've ever done has been a lie. Like I'm breaking apart, shattering. Who am I? Where do I belong? Jasmine de los Santos has always done what's expected of her. Pretty and popular, she's...

Narrator: Cassie Simone
Published: 10/04/2016

Return to Sender, Julia Alvarez
Return to Sender
by Julia Alvarez

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 abo...

Narrator: Ozzie Rodriguez
Published: 09/14/2010

The Land of Forgotten Girls, Erin Entrada Kelly
The Land of Forgotten Girls
by Erin Entrada Kelly

In this acclaimed novel from Newbery Medalist Erin Entrada Kelly, two sisters from the Philippines, abandoned by their father and living in impoverished circumstances in Louisiana, fight to make their lives better.School Library Journal called The ...

Narrator: Lulu Lam
Published: 03/01/2016

Maggie's Door, Patricia Reilly Giff
Maggie's Door
by Patricia Reilly Giff

We will dance on the cliffs of Brooklyn.Maggie’s Door is the story of the journey from Ireland to America told by both Nory and her neighbor and friend Sean Red Mallon, two different stories with the same destination—the home of NoryR...

Narrator: Fionnula Flanagan
Published: 09/09/2003

The Night Diary, Veera Hiranandani
The Night Diary
by Veera Hiranandani

In the vein of Inside Out and Back Again and The War That Saved My Life comes a poignant, personal, and hopeful tale of India's partition, and of one girl's journey to find a new home in a divided countryIt's 1947, and India, newly independent of Br...

Narrator: Priya Ayyar
Published: 03/06/2018

Front Desk, Kelly Yang
Front Desk
by Kelly Yang

Four starred reviews!* "Many readers will recognize themselves or their neighbors in these pages." --Kirkus Reviews, starred reviewMia Tang has a lot of secrets.Number 1: She lives in a motel, not a big house. Every day, while her immigrant parents ...

Narrator: Sunny Lu
Published: 11/06/2018

Willow Run, Patricia Reilly Giff
Willow Run
by Patricia Reilly Giff

1944Meggie Dillon’s life has been turned upside down by World War II. Her older brother Eddie enlisted and was shipped off to fight in Europe. And people say that anywhere else Grandpa would be turned in because he’s German, and people ...

Narrator: Staci Snell
Published: 09/13/2005
{"id":"317687","ean":"9780307707673","abr":"Unabridged","title":"Devolver al Remitente","subtitle":"","author":"Julia Alvarez","rating_average":"0","narrator":"Olivia Preciado","ubr_id":"317687","abr_id":"0","ubr_price":"20.00","abr_price":"0.00","ubr_memprice":"13.00","abr_memprice":"0.00","ubr_narrator":"Olivia Preciado","abr_narrator":"","ubr_length":"Unabridged: 7 hr 30 min","abr_length":"Abridged: "}