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Solito

Solito

Author(s): Javier Zamora

Location(s): El Salvador, Mexico

Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs

Era(s): Contemporary

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‘If there’s any justice, Solito will someday be considered a classic.’ Rumaan Alam

Young Javier dreams of eating orange sherbet ice cream with his parents in the United States. For this to happen, he must embark on a three-thousand-mile journey alone. It should last only two weeks. But it takes seven.

In limbo, Javier learns what people will do to survive – and what they will forfeit to save someone else. This is a memoir of perilous boat trips, relentless desert treks, and pointed guns. But it is also a story of tasting tacos for the first time, of who passes you their water jug in the crippling heat, and of longing to be in your mother’s arms.

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Author: Tina Hartas

Solito is a simple story of a boy from El Salvador yearning to be with his parents in La USA. He’s nine years old, innocent and painfully self-conscious at times. He lives with his...

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