Under the Same Sky by Cynthia C DeFelice
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Under the Same Sky
By Cynthia C DeFelice

Under the Same Sky

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Under the Same Sky by Cynthia C DeFelice

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A teenager discovers racism and romance on his father's farm For his fourteenth birthday, Joe Pedersen wants a motorbike that costs nearly a thousand dollars. But his mom says the usual birthday gift is fifty dollars, and his dad wants Joe to earn the rest of the money himself and find out what a real day's work feels like. Angry that his father doesn't think he's up to the job, Joe joins the Mexican laborers who come to his father's farm each summer. Manuel, the crew boss, is only sixteen, yet highly regarded by the other workers and the Pedersen family. Joe's resentment grows when his father treats Manuel as an equal. Compared with Manuel, Joe knows nothing about planting and hoeing cabbage and picking strawberries. But he toughs out the long, grueling days in the hot sun, determined not only to make money but to gain the respect of his stern, hardworking father. Joe soon learns about the problems and fears the Mexicans live with every day, and, before long, thanks to Manuel, his beautiful cousin Luisa, and the rest of the crew, Joe comes to see the world in a whole different way. In her sensitive new novel, Cynthia DeFelice explores our dependency on migrant workers and simultaneous reluctance to let these people into our country and into our lives.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780756963095
ISBN-10: 0756963095
Format: Hardback
(190mm x 124mm x 18mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Perfection Learning
Publisher: Perfection Learning
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Wild Life by Cynthia C DeFelice Wild Life, Paperback / softback (November 2013)

When twelve-year-old Eric's parents are deployed to Iraq, he goes to live with grandparents he hardly knows in small-town North Dakota, but his grandfather's hostility and the threat of losing the dog he has rescued are too much and Eric runs away.

Nelly May Has Her Say by Cynthia C DeFelice Nelly May Has Her Say, Hardback (March 2013)

A retelling of an old tale in which a servant girl's new master insists she use uncommon names for common objects.

Signal by Cynthia C DeFelice Signal, Paperback / softback (February 2011)

After moving with his father to upstate New York, twelve-year-old Owen faces a lonely summer . . . until he meets a girl who may be a space alien.

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