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The wind called my name

by Sanchez, Mary Louise,

Format: Print Book 2018
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
Available (4)
Location Collection Call #
Bethel Park Public Library Juvenile Fiction juv SANCHEZ Mary
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
 
Call Number  juv SANCHEZ Mary
 
 
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Fiction j SANCHEZ Mary
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Fiction
 
Call Number  j SANCHEZ Mary
 
 
Northland Public Library Children's Fiction J FIC SANCHEZ
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Fiction
 
Call Number  J FIC SANCHEZ
 
 
Western Allegheny Community Library Middle Grade MG SANCHEZ
Location  Western Allegheny Community Library
 
Collection  Middle Grade
 
Call Number  MG SANCHEZ
 
 
Summary

Some days, ten-year-old Margaríta Sandoval feels as if the wind might blow her away. The country has been gripped by the Great Depression, so times are hard everywhere. Then she has to leave her família in New Mexico -- especially her beloved Abuelita -- to move to Fort Steele, Wyoming, where her father has taken a job on the railroad.

When Margaríta meets Evangeline, she's excited to have a friend her own age in Wyoming. But it often seems like Evangeline, and everyone else in town, doesn't understand or appreciate the Sandovals' Hispanic heritage. At the same time, the Sandovals discover they might lose Abuelita's land and their ancestral home unless they can pay off her tax bill. Can Margaríta keep her friend, help her family in New Mexico, and find a place in Fort Steele for good?

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In the 1930s, a girl and her family leave their home in New Mexico to make a new life in Wyoming. Margarita Sandoval's ancestors have lived in New Mexico for generations when it flew under the Spanish, the Mexican, and finally the American flag. But the Depression and a drought force Margarita's immediate family to find work elsewhere. In Wyoming, the family encounters kindness but also hostility, as some railroad workers, not believing or caring that the Sandovals are U.S. citizens, insist they are outsiders taking jobs that don't belong to them. Margarita also navigates a complicated friendship with the lively but sometimes insensitive Caroline. Sanchez creates a winning protagonist in Margarita, who adapts to her new life with intelligence, grit, and curiosity. Seeing her recognize and eventually speak up against casual bigotry as when Caroline gives her the nickname Maggie because it is easier for her to pronounce is as satisfying as when she fights against more overtly aggressive acts of prejudice. A hopeful historical story with a strong heroine.--Mariko Turk Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "The Great Depression has forced 10-year-old Margarita's family to move from New Mexico to Wyoming, where her older brother and father have found railroad jobs. Margarita has two goals in her new home: to help her family earn the money to pay taxes on the family land in New Mexico, where her grandmother lives, and to make her first-ever friend. Margarita and her family integrate into their community, selling eggs and tortillas in the local store. Margarita befriends Evangeline but is understandably uncomfortable with the way Evangeline Americanizes her name and confuses New Mexico with Mexico. And when a few workers decide that the "whole family should go back-back to Mexico," Margarita, her family, and their friends must fight for their place in their new home. Spanish phrases are woven into the story, as are references to the family's cultural traditions, such as the holiday Las Posadas. Debut author Sanchez, a winner of the SCBWI Emerging Voices Award, has created a rich slice-of-life tale with a protagonist who learns to advocate for herself and her family. Ages 8-12. (Sept.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

Additional Information
Subjects Families -- Wyoming -- Juvenile fiction.
Racism -- Juvenile fiction.
Hispanic Americans -- Juvenile fiction.
Depressions -- 1929 -- Juvenile fiction.
Family life -- Wyoming -- Fiction.
Racism -- Fiction.
Hispanic Americans -- Fiction.
Depressions -- 1929 -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :2018
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description 276 pages ; 20 cm
ISBN 9781620147801
1620147807
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