We Were Here
New York: Delacorte Press
Family Relationships; Incarceration; child in a group home
Haunted by the event that sentences him to time in a group home, Miguel breaks out with two unlikely companions and together they begin their journey down the California coast hoping to get to Mexico and a new life.
Asian / Black / Mexican
Best Books for Young Adults, 2010 Stuff for the Teen Age, 2010 YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2010 YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 2010 Arkansas Teen Book Award, 2011; Nominee Evergreen Teen Book Award, 2012; Nominee Gateway Readers Award, 2011-2012; Nominee Grand Canyon Reader Award, 2013; Nominee Tayshas High School Reading List, 2011; None Volunteer State Book Award, 2012-2013; Nominee
brothers; conflict; friendship; group homes; juvenile delinquents; runaways; crime
de la Pena, Matt, "We Were Here" (2009). DIVerse Families. 659.