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         Lupita Mañana by Patricia Beatty

Crossing over the
border is a
dangerous business . . .

. . . But Lupita must cross from Mexico to America. After her father dies in a fishing boat accident in the seas near their small Mexican village, Lupita's family is left in poverty. Lupita and her big brother, Salvador, must smuggle themselves into the United States to earn money to support their mother and young siblings.

      America is not the land of opportunity they had hoped. A new language, hard labor, and the constant threat of la migra -- the imigration police -- make every day difficult. But for feisty Lupita, there is always hope for a better mañana -- tomorrow.

           Cover © 2000 by HarperCollins Puglishers Inc.

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