Quill Tree Books Efren dividido
Quill Tree Books Efren dividido

Efren dividido

By Ernesto Cisneros


Publication Date: July 4, 2023

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Ages 8 to 12, Grades 3 to 7

Ernesto Cisneros’s remarkable Pura Belpré Award–winning debut novel Efrén Divided—about family, friendship, and the heartbreak of deportation—is now available in a Spanish-language paperback edition, with a translation by award-winning author and translator David Bowles. 

The Spanish-language translation of the award-winning novel!Efrén Nava’s amá is his Superwoman—or Soperwoman, named after the delicious Mexican sopes his mother often prepares. Both Amá and Apá work hard all day to provide for the family, making sure Efrén and his younger siblings, Max and Mía, feel safe and loved.But Efrén worries about his parents; although he’s American-born, his parents are undocumented. His worst nightmare comes true one day when Amá doesn’t return from work and is deported across the border to Tijuana, México.Now more than ever, Efrén must channel his inner Soperboy to help take care of and try to reunite his family.

About the Author

Ernesto Cisneros was born and raised in Santa Ana, California, where he still teaches. His first novel, Efrén Divided, won the Pura Belpré Award. His second novel, Falling Short, has received starred reviews from Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal, and Publishers Weekly. You can visit him online at ernestocisneros.com.David Bowles is a Mexican American author and translator from south Texas, where he teaches at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. He has written more than two dozen award-winning titles, most notably They Call Me Güero and My Two Border Towns. Additionally, David has worked on several TV/film projects, including Victor and Valentino and Monsters and Mysteries in America.

Format: Paperback

Length: 288 pages

Publisher: Quill Tree Books

Publication Date: July 4, 2023

ISBN: 9780063249646

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