Author: Alfredo Alva

ARC Review | La Frontera by Al..

Posted April 30, 2018 by Tina in Reviews / 0 Comments
ARC Review | La Frontera by Alfredo Alva

La Frontera is a bilingual children’s book. The story follows Alfredo during the 1980s where he and his father cross illegally into the US. The story is told through Alfredo’s eyes that bring an innocence and naivetés to the story that I personally really appreciated. I appreciated how the story began with why Alfredo and his dad decided to immigrate to the US and it explained the process. The process was anything but easy, they gave money to coyotes and they traveled a rough road along the Rio Grande. It was a journey that I’ve been told my great grandparents made as well. It also explains the conditions of the path they travelled, the trains leaving water jugs for the immigrants, people leaving things out so they can take such as extra clothes and food. I also appreciated how the story touched on Alfredo transitioning to the American education system […]

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