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Fiction Ages 12+
Pages: 0
Themes: immigration, deportation, social justice, politics, friendship
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 28/Aug/2018
Fry Reading Level: 3.8
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Jake's friend Maria is the daughter of undocumented immigrants who have been living and working in the country for a long time. But the new government has implemented a crackdown. Maria's parents are detained and quickly sent out of the country. Maria, who was born here, decides to hide out in Jake's basement rather than risk becoming a ward of the state. But when she returns to her old apartment to retrieve her hidden birth certificate, Maria is abducted by young men on the lookout for teenage girls who have lost their parents to deportation. Jake is determined to rescue Maria before she's turned over to the authorities. Or worse.

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