Pura Belpré Award Winner and great read too!

Jane    January 23, 2010

What happens when two families (two different worlds really) come together on a family farm? That is the premise for the latest Pura Belpré Award-winning novel by Julia Alvarez, Return to Sender.

When TylerPaquette’s father becomes seriously injured after an accident, the family is forced to hire migrant workers to keep the farm going. Mari Cruz, her two younger sisters, her father and two uncles come to the Vermont farm to earn money to send back to Mexico. Where is Mari’s mother? What will happen when it’s revealed they are all not there legally? Read and discover how strangers become friends and friends become family. How right and wrong isn’t as simple as black and white.