Into the Beautiful North
Back Bay Books
Nineteen-year-old Nayeli works at a taco shop in her Mexican village and dreams about her father, who journeyed to the US when she was young. Recently, it has dawned on her that he isn't the only man who has left town. In fact, there are almost no men in the village--they've all gone north. While watching The Magnificent Seven, Nayeli decides to go north herself and recruit seven men--her own "Siete Magníficos"--to repopulate her hometown and protect it from the bandidos who plan on taking it over.
Racial Diversity; Culture/Ethnicity; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Race discrimination; Immigrants and refugees; Gay/Lesbian; racism; immigrant adults; migrants; marginalized group of people; gay; gay adult
Alex Awards, 2010, Nominee, Teen
Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2009 Fiction
quest; friendship; resiliency; crime; border crossing, feminism; protection; small village
Urrea, Luis Alberto, "Into the Beautiful North" (2010). Diverse Families. 1779.