Monday, August 31, 2009

Return to Sender by Julia Alvarez

When the main characters in a story are 11-year-old sixth graders, older potential readers too often believe the book is not for them. This story of traditional, patriotic, struggling Vermont dairy farmers and alien, hard-working, struggling farm laborers, will cause most readers to pause for thought... and then to be really anxious for the well-being of all the people they meet here.

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