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The Book of Unknown Americans

By Cristina Henriquez
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Rated by Colleen O.
Oct 22, 2014

Arturo and Alma Rivera lived a happy life in Mexico until their beautiful teenage daughter, Maribel, sustains a serious injury in an accident. Unsure if she'll ever be the same again, they migrate to Delaware, where Maribel will be able to attend a special school and hopefully begin her road to recovery. But America is not what the family thought it would be—Arturo’s job is brutal, Maribel doesn't seem to be making much progress in school, and Alma struggles with her new life and learning a new language.


The one bright spot is that the Riveras meet the Toro family, who came to the U.S