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Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna

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  • 2022 Pura Belpré Honor Book
  • NYPL Best Book of 2021
  • Texas Bluebonnet Master List Selection
  • NPR Best Book of 2021
  • Based on a true story, the tale of one girl's perilous journey to cross the U.S. border and lead her family to safety during the Mexican Revolution.

    "Wrenching debut about family, loss, and finding the strength to carry on."—Booklist, starred review

    "Blazes bright, gripping readers until the novel's last page."—Publishers Weekly, starred review

    "Vital and perilous and hopeful."—Alan Gratz, New York Times bestselling author of Refugee

    It is 1913, and twelve-year-old Petra Luna's mama has died while the Revolution rages in Mexico. Before her papa is dragged away by soldiers, Petra vows to him that she will care for the family she has left—her abuelita, little sister Amelia, and baby brother Luisito—until they can be reunited. They flee north through the unforgiving desert as their town burns, searching for safe harbor in a world that offers none.

    Each night when Petra closes her eyes, she holds her dreams close, especially her long-held desire to learn to read. Abuelita calls these barefoot dreams: "They're like us barefoot peasants and indios—they're not meant to go far." But Petra refuses to listen. Through battlefields and deserts, hunger and fear, Petra will stop at nothing to keep her family safe and lead them to a better life across the U.S. border—a life where her barefoot dreams could finally become reality.

    "Dobbs' wrenching debut, about family, loss, and finding the strength to carry on, illuminates the harsh realities of war, the heartbreaking disparities between the poor and the rich, and the racism faced by Petra and her family. Readers will love Petra, who is as strong as the black-coal rock she carries with her and as beautiful as the diamond hidden within it."—Booklist, starred review


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    Publisher: Sourcebooks Edition: 1
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    Kindle Book

    • Release date: September 14, 2021

    OverDrive Read

    • ISBN: 9781728234663
    • Release date: September 14, 2021

    EPUB ebook

    • ISBN: 9781728234663
    • File size: 2690 KB
    • Release date: September 14, 2021

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    Kindle Book
    OverDrive Read
    EPUB ebook

    Languages

    English

    Levels

    ATOS Level:4.8
    Lexile® Measure:730
    Interest Level:4-8(MG)
    Text Difficulty:3

  • 2022 Pura Belpré Honor Book
  • NYPL Best Book of 2021
  • Texas Bluebonnet Master List Selection
  • NPR Best Book of 2021
  • Based on a true story, the tale of one girl's perilous journey to cross the U.S. border and lead her family to safety during the Mexican Revolution.

    "Wrenching debut about family, loss, and finding the strength to carry on."—Booklist, starred review

    "Blazes bright, gripping readers until the novel's last page."—Publishers Weekly, starred review

    "Vital and perilous and hopeful."—Alan Gratz, New York Times bestselling author of Refugee

    It is 1913, and twelve-year-old Petra Luna's mama has died while the Revolution rages in Mexico. Before her papa is dragged away by soldiers, Petra vows to him that she will care for the family she has left—her abuelita, little sister Amelia, and baby brother Luisito—until they can be reunited. They flee north through the unforgiving desert as their town burns, searching for safe harbor in a world that offers none.

    Each night when Petra closes her eyes, she holds her dreams close, especially her long-held desire to learn to read. Abuelita calls these barefoot dreams: "They're like us barefoot peasants and indios—they're not meant to go far." But Petra refuses to listen. Through battlefields and deserts, hunger and fear, Petra will stop at nothing to keep her family safe and lead them to a better life across the U.S. border—a life where her barefoot dreams could finally become reality.

    "Dobbs' wrenching debut, about family, loss, and finding the strength to carry on, illuminates the harsh realities of war, the heartbreaking disparities between the poor and the rich, and the racism faced by Petra and her family. Readers will love Petra, who is as strong as the black-coal rock she carries with her and as beautiful as the diamond hidden within it."—Booklist, starred review


    Expand title description text
    • Details

      Publisher:
      Sourcebooks
      Edition:
      1

      Awards:

      Kindle Book
      Release date: September 14, 2021

      OverDrive Read
      ISBN: 9781728234663
      Release date: September 14, 2021

      EPUB ebook
      ISBN: 9781728234663
      File size: 2690 KB
      Release date: September 14, 2021

    • Creators
    • Formats
      Kindle Book
      OverDrive Read
      EPUB ebook
    • Languages
      English
    • Levels
      ATOS Level: 4.8
      Lexile® Measure: 730
      Interest Level: 4-8(MG)
      Text Difficulty: 3
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