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Boy of the Border by Arna Bontemps
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Penned by two of the most famous African American writers of the 1930s, this never-before-published coming-of-age story chronicles the adventures of a 12-year-old Mexican boy, Miguel Del Monte, who joins his uncle in herding wild broncos from northern Mexico to Los Angeles. Set against the backdrop of the Mexican Revolution, this historic tale follows Miguel as he embarks on this unexpected trip across the American Southwest desert, determined to prove himself brave and smart enough to deal with the anticipated hardships. Along with a close encounter with roving bandits and the dangerous forces of nature, Miguel has bittersweet interactions with people of diverse racial and cultural groups, learning important lessons along the way. Separated into concise episodes and reflecting the beauty of various peoples, this collection depicts the power of tolerance and multicultural inclusion.

Author Biography

Arna Bontemps was a highly regarded poet and novelist during the Harlem Renaissance. Langston Hughes was a prolific poet, novelist, short story writer, playwright, journalist, and author of children's books. He was a leading figure in the Harlem Renaissance. Antonio Castro L's work has been featured in museums and galleries in the United States, Mexico, Spain, and Italy. He lives in El Paso, Texas.
Release date Australia
November 24th, 2009
Illustrated by Antonio Castro L.
Country of Publication
United States
b/w illus
Sweet Earth Flying Press
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