Award Winning Children’s and YA Author

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“An evocative and transportive read” Starred review from Kirkus

“Heartfelt and beautifully written” Starred review from School Library Journal


“A must-needed wake up call.” —Kirkus starred review

“A heartrending tale of survival against the odds.” —Booklist starred review

“Diaz’s crucial narrative shines a disconcerting light on the plight of children in U.S. detention centers along the southern border.” —Publishers Weekly starred review

Zia Children’s Book Award Winner
Gold Medal International Latino Book Awards
ALA Notable Children’s Books
Kirkus, Booklist, and Publishers Weekly Best Middle Grade Books of the Year


“Diaz paints an insightful, realistic picture of a place that’s filled with opportunity but simultaneously rife with discrimination, […] especially important reading for today’s children.” —Booklist

Parents’ Choice Silver Award
1st place International Latino Book Awards
New Mexico’s Great Read at the National Book Festival


“Powerful and timely,” Booklist starred review

“An important, must-have addition to the growing body of literature with immigrant themes,”
School Library Journal starred review

Pura Belpré Honor
Américas Award Winner 
Southwest Book Awards
ALA Notable Children’s Book


New Mexico-Arizona Book Award finalist; International Latino Book Award 2nd place winner

ALA Rainbow List book; New Mexico-Arizona Book Award finalist

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