By Cristina Henríquez
Named a New York occasions and Washington Post remarkable booklet, an NPR nice learn, The day-by-day Beast's Novel of the 12 months, and a Mother Jones, Oprah.com, School Library Journal, and BookPage most sensible e-book of the Year
When fifteen-year-old Maribel Rivera sustains a poor damage, the Riveras go away at the back of a comfy lifestyles in Mexico and chance every thing to return to the USA in order that Maribel may have the care she wishes. after they arrive, it’s now not lengthy prior to Maribel draws the eye of Mayor Toro, the son of 1 in their new pals, who sees a kindred spirit during this appealing, broken outsider. Their love tale units in movement occasions that would have profound repercussions for everybody concerned. right here Henríquez seamlessly interweaves the tale of those star-crossed fans, and of the Rivera and Toro households, with the testimonials of guys and girls who've come to the U.S. from in all places Latin the United States. The booklet of Unknown Americans is a beautiful novel of hopes and desires, guilt and love—a booklet that provides a resonant new definition of what it potential to be American.