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Publisher's Summary

Pulga has his dreams. 

Chico has his grief. 

Pequeña has her pride. 

And these three teens have one another. But none of them have illusions about the town they've grown up in and the dangers that surround them. Even with the love of family, threats lurk around every corner. And when those threats become all too real, the trio knows they have no choice but to run: from their country, from their families, from their beloved home. 

Crossing from Guatemala through Mexico, they follow the route of La Bestia, the perilous train system that might deliver them to a better life - if they are lucky enough to survive the journey. With nothing but the bags on their backs and desperation drumming through their hearts, Pulga, Chico, and Pequeña know there is no turning back, despite the unknown that awaits them and the darkness that seems to follow wherever they go.

©2020 Jenny Tores Sanchez (P)2020 Dreamscape Media, LLC

Critic Reviews

"With poignant, exhausting lyricism and heart wrenching poetic prose, Jenny Torres Sanchez digs deep and shows us the throbbing, aching corazón - the hopeful, unbreakable spirit of the embattled immigrant. A book for the starving, lost soul." (Guadalupe García McCall, Pura Belpré Award-winning author of Under the Mesquite)

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heart breaking

loved it. thank you for writing this book. I hope many people read it so that emphaty towards immigrant children can grow.

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this book broke my heart and I love it.

I wish a book like this existed when I was in high school I wish a could have shown this to my white classmates and told them "look! see we are human, we deserve to be here." I don't have much else to say, but this book made me think of my family, my grandmother who made this journey as a little girl, who lost her older brother on the way to the United States to live in poverty most of her life until she met and married my grandfather. I've never left a review before but this book deserved one.

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heartbreaking... necessary

Such an amazing story and journey. I felt so much for these characters. The words are put together so vividly that you start to feel and hear the train. My husband made this same trip from Guatemala and the things he's described to me are very similar. Almost identical. He had a cousin to die on the train. I hope this books reaches the ears that NEED to hear it... perhaps it may open their hearts.

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One of my new Favourites

This is by far one of my favourite stories I’ve read in a LONG time. I am currently reading this with my students, and every part of this novel is impactful. The experiences of the main characters are so real and relatable on so many levels. I sat there on the edge of my seat worried about Pulga, Pequeña, and Chico as they make their perilous journey. I highly recommend We Are Not From Here.

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incredible story from beginning to end

This story will change your views on immigration and children in detention centers. I am forever changed by listening to the traumatic story within this book.

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Well written, great performance. A story that must be told. Highly recommend this incredible story

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Loved it. The author brought the characters to life and made them so real, and loveable.

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incredible and heartbreaking story

very well written....i can imagine the whole journey of these 3 children. makes me want to help these people that are running from their nightmare to a hopeful future. I hope more people read this story so they can understand why people want to risk their lives to come to the USA.
same reasons our ancestors came here, to have a better life!

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important story!

I kept saying to myself, from middle school kids? but the realities are tough, and for a kid, especially with some guidance, this book is a powerful tale of what people go through to save their lives. It's a war story. Woven telling, two voices on the journey.