We Are Not From Here - Jenny Torres Sanchez - Thorndike - 978-1432884338
Thorndike Press

We Are Not From Here

  • Jenny Torres Sanchez
  • Offered By: Thorndike Striving Reader
  • ISBN-10: 1432884336
  • ISBN-13: 9781432884338
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.60 lbs ( .73 kgs)
  • 590 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released December 2020



A School Library Journal Best Book
A BookPage Best Book
A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best
A New York Public Library Top 10 Best Book for Teens

Pulga has his dreams. Chico has his grief. Pequeña has her pride. And these three teens have one another. But none of them have illusions about the town they’ve grown up in and the dangers that surround them. Even with the love of family, threats lurk around every corner. And when those threats become all too real, the trio knows they have no choice but to run: from their country, from their families, from their beloved home. Crossing from Guatemala through Mexico, with nothing but the bags on their backs and desperation drumming through their hearts, Pulga, Chico, and Pequeña know there is no turning back, despite the unknown that awaits them. And the darkness that seems to follow wherever they go.

Age Range: 13-17 | Grade Level: 7-9 | Lexile Measure: NA


Customer Reviews

“A brutally honest, not-to-be-missed narrative . . . gripping, heart-wrenching, and thrilling.”

— Kirkus Reviews (starred)

“A candid, realistic story that will leave readers thinking about the characters - and about our own world - long after the last page.”

— School Library Journal (starred)

“Gripping, poignant . . . this soul-shaking narrative [recalls] the works of Gabriel García Márquez.”

— Booklist (starred)

“A devastating read that is difficult to put down, this unforgettable book unflinchingly illuminates the experiences of those leaving their homes to seek safety in the United States.”

— Publishers Weekly (starred)