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Brighter than the sun  Cover Image Book Book

Brighter than the sun

Aleman, Daniel (author.).

Summary: "After the loss of her mother, high school junior Soledad finds herself struggling to balance classes and her new job in California to support her family in Tijuana, Mexico, in this thoughtful story about identity, immigration, and family"--

Record details

  • ISBN: 0316704474 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 9780316704472 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 344 pages ; 22 cm
    print
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Little, Brown and Company, 2023.

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General Note:
Originally published in Los Angeles by Disney Hyperion in 2020.
Subject: Schools Fiction
High schools Fiction
Mexicans Fiction
Grief Fiction
Families Fiction

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kenton County.

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  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Erlanger Branch YA ALEMA D (Text) 33126024825386 New YA Fiction Available -

  • Baker & Taylor
    Leaving Tijuana, Mexico, behind to find a part-time job in San Diego to help her dad, 16-year-old Sol, with her life divided by an international border, grapples with loneliness and the part of her that may never want to return home. 30,000 first printing. Simultaneous eBook.
  • Baker & Taylor
    "After the loss of her mother, high school junior Soledad finds herself struggling to balance classes and her new job in California to support her family in Tijuana, Mexico, in this thoughtful story about identity, immigration, and family"--
  • Grand Central Pub
    A timely and thought-provoking story about a teen girl shouldering impossibly large responsibilities and ultimately learning that she doesn’t have to do it alone from the award-winning author of Indivisible. 

    Every morning, sixteen-year-old Sol wakes up at the break of dawn in her hometown of Tijuana, Mexico and makes the trip across the border to go to school in the United States. Though the commute is exhausting, this is the best way to achieve her dream: becoming the first person in her family to go to college.
     
    When her family’s restaurant starts struggling, Sol must find a part-time job in San Diego to help her dad put food on the table and pay the bills. But her complicated school and work schedules on the US side of the border mean moving in with her best friend and leaving her family behind. 

    With her life divided by an international border, Sol must come to terms with the loneliness she hides, the pressure she feels to succeed for her family, and the fact that the future she once dreamt of is starting to seem unattainable. Mostly, she’ll have to grapple with a secret she’s kept even from herself: that maybe she’s relieved to have escaped her difficult home life, and a part of her may never want to return.

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