Today we have another blog tour – this time for Brighter Than the Sun by Daniel Aleman. Today is this book’s birthday, so happy book birthday to Daniel Aleman & Brighter Than the Sun. I have the details you’ll want and need for this book, brought to you by Charli’s Book Box and TBR & Beyond Tours.
Genres: Young Adult Fiction / Diversity & Multicultural, Young Adult Fiction / Family / Multigenerational, Young Adult Fiction / Family / Siblings, Young Adult Fiction / People & Places / United States / Hispanic & Latino, Young Adult Fiction / Social Themes / Emigration & Immigration
Buy on: Amazon CA // Amazon US // Author Direct // Barnes & Noble // The Broken Binding
From the author of the award-winning debut novel INDIVISIBLE comes an affecting, timely, and thought-provoking story about going after your dreams, making tough choices, and learning that change gives as much as it takes.
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 of 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.
CW: Immigration, class differences, discrimination, separation from family by international border
Rep: Immigrant, Mexican, Mexican-American