Barefoot dreams of Petra Luna
(Large Print)

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Downers Grove Public Library - 1st Floor - KidsJ FICTION DOBBS, A.P.On Shelf
St. Charles Public Library District - Youth Services FictionJ DOBBSOn Shelf

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Published
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2022.
Format
Large Print
Physical Desc
301 pages (large print) ; 22 cm.
Language
English
ISBN
9798885782722
Accelerated Reader
MG
Level 4.8, 7 Points

Notes

Description
"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 Timesbestselling 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"--,Provided by publisher.
Target Audience
Ages 8-12,Thorndike Press.
Target Audience
Grades 4-6,Thorndike Press.
Local note
LARGE PRINT

Citations

APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Dobbs, A. P. (2022). Barefoot dreams of Petra Luna (Large print edition.). Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Dobbs, Alda P. 2022. Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna. Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Dobbs, Alda P. Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2022.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Dobbs, Alda P. Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna Large print edition., Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2022.

Note! Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy. Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021.

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