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Sia Martinez and the moonlit beginning of everything / by Raquel Vasquez Gilliland.

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Hagaman Memorial Library - East Haven YA VASQUEZ (Text to phone) 31953145354729 Young Adult Fiction Available -
Bethel Public Library TEEN VASQUEZ (Text to phone) 34030148163519 Teen Fiction Available -
Black Rock Branch - Bridgeport YA VASQUEZ GILLILAND (Text to phone) 34000147962559 Young Adult Fiction Available -
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Summary, etc.: Artemisia (Sia) Martinez's mother was deported to Mexico by ICE and disappeared in the Sonoran Desert trying to make it back to her American family; Sia believes that she was as-good-as murdered by ICE and the sheriff in their small Arizona town on the edge of the national park, and wants revenge against him and his son, Jeremy--but her search for the truth will uncover many more secrets than she counted on.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 12 and Up. Simon Pulse.
Grades 10-12. Simon Pulse.
Subject: Mexican Americans Juvenile fiction
Post-traumatic stress disorder Juvenile fiction
Racism Juvenile fiction
Secrecy Juvenile fiction
Missing persons Juvenile fiction
Mothers Juvenile fiction
Fathers and daughters Juvenile fiction
Alien abduction Juvenile fiction
Science fiction
Science fiction
Mexican Americans Fiction
Post-traumatic stress disorder Fiction
Racism Fiction
Secrets Fiction
Missing persons Fiction
Mothers Fiction
Fathers and daughters Fiction
Alien abduction Fiction
Genre: Science fiction.

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Sia Martinez and the Moonlit Beginning of Everything
Sia Martinez and the Moonlit Beginning of Everything
by Gilliland, Raquel Vasquez
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Sia Martinez and the Moonlit Beginning of Everything

"In a world where we are so often dividing ourselves into us and them, this book feels like a kind of magic, celebrating all beliefs, ethnicities, and unknowns." -- The New York Times Book Review Aristotle & Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe meets Roswell by way of Laurie Halse Anderson in this astonishing, genre-bending novel about a Mexican American teen who discovers profound connections between immigration, folklore, and alien life. It's been three years since ICE raids and phone calls from Mexico and an ill-fated walk across the Sonoran. Three years since Sia Martinez's mom disappeared. Sia wants to move on, but it's hard in her tiny Arizona town where people refer to her mom's deportation as "an unfortunate incident." Sia knows that her mom must be dead, but every new moon Sia drives into the desert and lights San Anthony and la Guadalupe candles to guide her mom home. Then one night, under a million stars, Sia's life and the world as we know it cracks wide open. Because a blue-lit spacecraft crashes in front of Sia's car...and it's carrying her mom, who's very much alive. As Sia races to save her mom from armed-quite-possibly-alien soldiers, she uncovers secrets as profound as they are dangerous in this stunning and inventive exploration of first love, family, immigration, and our vast, limitless universe.
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