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Title Land of the cranes / by Aida Salazar.
Imprint New York : Scholastic Press, 2020.


 Children's  F Sa31l    IN TRANSIT
Edition First edition.
Description 243 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Note Accelerated Reader RP MG 5.1 3.0 510231 EN Fiction.
Grade level: 4-8.
Ages 8-12. Scholastic.
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.1 3 510231.
ALSC Notable Children's Books - Commended, 2021.
Charlotte Huck Award - Honor, 2021.
Recent Book Award Winners & Honorees - Honor, 2021.
SLJ Best Books of the Year - Selection, 2020.
CSMCL Center for the Study of Multicultural Children's Literature Best Books - Selection, 2020.
Jane Addams Children's Book Awards - Honor, 2021.
Subject Mexicans -- California -- Los Angeles -- Juvenile fiction.
Families -- California -- Los Angeles -- Juvenile fiction.
Immigrants -- United States -- Juvenile fiction.
Deportation -- United States -- Juvenile fiction.
Detention of persons -- United States -- Juvenile fiction.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement -- Juvenile fiction.
Illegal aliens -- Juvenile fiction.
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Juvenile fiction.
Novels in verse.
Mexicans -- United States -- Fiction.
Families -- Fiction.
Immigrants -- Fiction.
Illegal aliens -- Fiction.
Deportation -- Fiction.
Detention of persons -- Fiction.
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Fiction.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Illegal aliens.
Detention of persons.
California -- Los Angeles.
United States.
Genre Novels in verse.
Social problem fiction.
Novels in verse.
Free verse.
Juvenile works.
Novels in verse.
Free verse.
Social problem fiction.
Summary Nine-year-old Betita and her parents fled Mexico after her uncle was killed by the cartels, and settled in Los Angeles seeking political asylum and safety in what her father calls Aztlan, the land of the cranes; but now they have been swept up by the government's Immigration Customs Enforcement, her father deported back to Mexico, and Betita and her mother confined in a family detention camp--Betita finds heart in her imagination and the picture poems her father taught her, but each day threatens to further tear her family apart.