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Petra Luna is in America, having escaped the Mexican Revolution and the terror of the Federales. Still, twelve-year-old Petra knows that her abuelita, little sister, and baby brother depend on her. She leads her family from a refugee camp on the Texas border to the city of San Antonio, where they work hard to build a new life. And for the first time ever, Petra has a chance to learn to read and write. Yet Petra also sees in America attitudes she thought she'd left behind on the other side of the Rio Grande - people who look down on her and think someone like her doesn't deserve more from life. Petra's strength and courage will be tested like never before as she fights for herself, her family, and her dreams.