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The Only Road

(2016)
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"An important, must-have addition to the growing body of literature with immigrant themes." - School Library Journal (starred review)

Twelve-year-old Jaime makes the treacherous and life-changing journey from his home in Guatemala to live with his older brother in the United States in this "powerful and timely" (Booklist, starred review) middle grade novel.

Jaime is sitting on his bed drawing when he hears a scream. Instantly, he knows: Miguel, his cousin and best friend, is dead.

Everyone in Jaime's small town in Guatemala knows someone who has been killed by the Alphas, a powerful gang that's known for violence and drug trafficking. Anyone who refuses to work for them is hurt or killed - like Miguel. With Miguel gone, Jaime fears that he is next. There's only one choice: accompanied by his cousin Angela, Jaime must flee his home to live with his older brother in New Mexico.

Inspired by true events, The Only Road is an individual story of a boy who feels that leaving his home and risking everything is his only chance for a better life. The story is "told with heartbreaking honesty," Booklist raved, and "will bring readers face to face with the harsh realities immigrants go through in the hope of finding a better, safer life, and it will likely cause them to reflect on what it means to be human."

Genre: Children's Fiction    

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Hardback Editions

October 2017 : USA Library Binding

Title: The Only Road (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Alexandra Diaz
ISBN: 0-606-40526-7 / 978-0-606-40526-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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October 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Only Road
Author(s): Alexandra Diaz
ISBN: 1-4814-5750-0 / 978-1-4814-5750-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
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Paperback Editions

October 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Only Road
Author(s): Alexandra Diaz
ISBN: 1-4814-5751-9 / 978-1-4814-5751-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

October 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Only Road
Author(s): Alexandra Diaz
Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


October 2016 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Only Road
Author(s): Alexandra Diaz
Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Availability: Amazon UK