Border Crossing

Border Crossing Fiction In this debut novel Maria Collen Cruz creates the vibrant voice of a girl just on the brink of understanding With her journal at her side this thoughtful and creative character tackles compl

  • Title: Border Crossing
  • Author: M. Colleen Cruz
  • ISBN: 9781558854055
  • Page: 476
  • Format: Paperback
  • Fiction In this debut novel, Maria Collen Cruz creates the vibrant voice of a girl just on the brink of understanding With her journal at her side, this thoughtful and creative character tackles complicated issues of identity and self empowerment The things Ceci Alvarez does not know about her father s family send her riding rails from Los Angeles to Tijuana, Mexico in oFiction In this debut novel, Maria Collen Cruz creates the vibrant voice of a girl just on the brink of understanding With her journal at her side, this thoughtful and creative character tackles complicated issues of identity and self empowerment The things Ceci Alvarez does not know about her father s family send her riding rails from Los Angeles to Tijuana, Mexico in order to piece together the mysteries behind a set of her Nana s photographs Tony, a lively young teen Ceci meets on the train, leads her from one country to the next, and challenges her to see Mexico as green and brown It s little villages with big farms, and lots of grass, and towns where electricity is something not everyone has It s spicy chiles, juicy tomatoes, and light tortillas It s music, and laughter, and pride.

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      Published :2019-07-05T05:47:28+00:00

    2 thoughts on “Border Crossing

    1. In addition to being the author of The Unstoppable Writing Teacher, M Colleen Cruz is the author of several other titles for teachers, including Independent Writing and A Quick Guide to Helping Struggling Writers, as well as the author of the young adult novel Border Crossing, a Tom s Rivera Mexican American Children s Book Award Finalist Colleen was a classroom teacher in general education and inclusive settings before joining the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project where she is Director of Innovation Colleen presently supports schools, teachers and their students nationally and internationally as a literacy consultant.

    2. This story is about a girl named Cesi (short for Cecelia).She is trying to get out of her house to cross the border to see what Mexico is like,but she is having trouble getting out of her housee is also having trouble keeping it secret from her family,so she lied and said she was going to a friends house.I think Cesi has a great imagination,but isnt making a great decision to cross the border.I like that there are a lot of secrets in it,for Ex. she told her family she was going to a friends hous [...]

    3. Not exactly the border crossing I expected. Thirteen-year-old Cesi Alvarez is on a self-seeking mission to understand the Mexican side of herself and her family and she believes she can do this by traveling by herself to Tijuana. She meets Tony on the train ride and he becomes her guide and eyes through which she sees the “real” Mexico. From Tony’s Aunt Delfina who turns out to be an old friend of Cesi’s father, Cesi learns about her father’s difficult childhood [...]

    4. This book has been sitting on my bookshelves for a year now. It was given by the district but I'd never read it.It's a sweet book, quite character-driven. I can totally see kids of mixed heritage being interested in it. It's about discovering your roots.I like it.

    5. I this many people can relate to this because many people have the same thoughts just like the main character Cesi.

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