Title: Into The Beautiful North
Author: Luis Alberto Urrea
Release Date: May 19
Publisher: Hachette Group
Summary: (publisher website) Nineteen-year-old Nayeli works at a taco shop in her Mexican village and dreams about her father, who journeyed to the US to find work. Recently, it has dawned on her that he isn't the only man who has left town. In fact, there are almost no men in the village--they've all gone north. While watching The Magnificent Seven, Nayeli decides to go north herself and recruit seven men--her own "Siete Magníficos"--to repopulate her hometown and protect it from the bandidos who plan on taking it over. ... more
Response: I like stories on immigration, and this story especially has captured my attention. I was born here in the States, but my family is from Mexico, so my childhood is filled with their stories and legends from my roots. I am looking forward to this book. So excited!