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The Resource Crossing the Wire

Crossing the Wire

Label
Crossing the Wire
Title
Crossing the Wire
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Summary
In this riveting, action-packed novel from award-winning author Will Hobbs, a teenage boy hoping to help his loved ones must fight for his life as he makes the dangerous journey across the Mexican border into the United States.When falling crop prices threaten his family with starvation, fifteen-year-old Victor Flores heads north in an attempt to "cross the wire" from Mexico into America so he can find work and help ease the finances at home.But with no coyote money to pay the smugglers who sneak illegal workers across the border, Victor struggles to survive as he jumps trains, stows away on trucks, and hikes grueling miles through the Arizona desert.Victor's passage is fraught with freezing cold, scorching heat, hunger, and dead ends. It's a gauntlet run by many attempting to cross the border, but few make it. Through Victor's desperate perseverance, Will Hobbs brings to life a story that is true for many, polarizing for some, but life-changing for all who read it.Acclaim for Crossing the Wire includes the following: New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age, Junior Library Guild Selection, Americas Awards Commended Title, Heartland Award, Southwest Book Award, and Notable Books for Global Society
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Hobbs, Will
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dictionaries
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  • Thriller
  • Young Adult Fiction
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Crossing the Wire
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OVERDRIVE:d0ad64a9-fc47-4805-bab7-63cc9991ab69
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780061963629
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Crossing the Wire
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:d0ad64a9-fc47-4805-bab7-63cc9991ab69
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780061963629
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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