Efrén Nava’s Amá is his Superwoman—or Soperwoman, named after the delicious Mexican sopes his mother often prepares. Both Amá and Apá work hard all day to provide for the family, making sure Efrén and his younger siblings Max and Mía feel safe and loved.
But Efrén worries about his parents; although he’s American-born, his parents are undocumented. His worst nightmare comes true one day when Amá doesn’t return from work and is deported across the border to Tijuana, Mexico.
Now, more than ever, Efrén must channel his inner Soperboy to help take care of and hopefully reunite his family.
JLG Release: Jul 2020
Awards & Honors
2021 Belpre Award for Children's Text
Praise & Reviews
Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:
Publishers Weekly*, Booklist*, School Library Journal*
School Library Journal
8 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Level 4.5; Points: 6;
Scholastic Reading CountsN/A
Potentially Sensitive Areas
Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism
Deportation, Illegal aliens, Undocumented immigrants, Middle schools, Brothers and sisters, Twins, Mexican Americans, Friendship, School elections, Conduct of life, Hispanic and Latino Americans,