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Beast rider : a boy's journey beyond the border /

by Johnston, Tony [author.]; Fontanot de Rhoads, María Elena [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Amulet Books, [2019]Description: 181 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781419733635; 141973363X.Subject(s): Emigration and immigration -- Juvenile fiction | Voyages and travels -- Juvenile fiction | Mexico -- Juvenile fiction | Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Juvenile fiction | Emigration and immigration -- Fiction | Voyages and travels -- Fiction | Mexico -- Fiction | Action and adventure fiction | Fiction | Juvenile works | Young adult works | Young adult fiction | Young adult fictionSummary: Having faced great danger, twelve-year-old Manuel finally succeeds in hopping a train out of Mexico but after reuniting with his brother in Los Angeles, he realizes something is not right.
List(s) this item appears in: September Latinx Heritage (Children's)
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Twelve-year-old Manuel leaves his small town in Mexico to join his older brother in Los Angeles. To cross the US border, he must become a "beast rider"--someone who hops on a train. The first time he tries, he is stopped by the Mexican police, who arrest and beat him. When he tries again, he is attacked by a Mexican gang and left for dead. Just when Manuel is ready to turn back, he finds new hope. Villagers clothe and feed him, help him find work, and eventually boost him back onto the train. When he finally arrives in LA and is reunited with his brother, he is elated. But the longer he's there, the more he realizes that something isn't right. Thrilling and heartfelt, Beast Rider is a coming-of-age story that reveals how a place and its people help to define you.<br>

Includes glossary (pages [160]-167) and authors' note (pages [168]-171.)

Having faced great danger, twelve-year-old Manuel finally succeeds in hopping a train out of Mexico but after reuniting with his brother in Los Angeles, he realizes something is not right.

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