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Into the Beautiful North

Title

Into the Beautiful North

Publisher

Back Bay Books

Publication Year

2010

ISBN

9780316025263

Pages

338 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

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.

Grade Level

9-12

Diversity Topics

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

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

Latinx (Mexican)

Family Formation

mother

LGBTQ+

gay male

Awards

Alex Awards, 2010, Nominee, Teen
Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2009 Fiction

Keywords

quest; friendship; resiliency; crime; border crossing, feminism; protection; small village

Diversity Impact

indirect

Into the Beautiful North


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