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.
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