The Far Away Brothers: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life
The true story of Ernesto and Raul Flores, who leave El Salvador at age seventeen to escape from death threats from gangs. The Flores twins make their way across the Rio Grande and the Texas desert, and come under the control of US immigration authorities. Later they find their estranged older brother in California, where they learn to navigate school, learn a new language, work to pay down their mounting coyote debt, and wait for their day in immigration court. Paints a vivid picture of refugee life. Written by Lauren Markham. Paperback, 320 pages.