This Train Is Being Held
Alex is a baseball player. A great one. His papi is pushing him to go pro, but Alex maybe wants to be a poet. Not that Papi would understand or allow that.
Isa is a dancer. She'd love to go pro, if only her Havana-born mom weren't dead set against it…just like she's dead set against her daughter falling for a Latino. And Isa's privileged private-school life—with her dad losing his job and her older brother struggling with mental illness—is falling apart. Not that she'd ever tell that to Alex.
Fate—and the New York City subway—bring Alex and Isa together. Is it enough to keep them together when they need each other most?
JLG Release: May 2020
Praise & Reviews
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8 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Scholastic Reading CountsN/A
Potentially Sensitive Areas
Crime: Gang/Organized Crime, Discrimination: Racial Insensitivity/Racism, Drugs/Alcohol/Tobacco: Drug Use/Abuse, Language: Mild Language, Sexual Content: Sexual Harassment, Sexual Content: Strong Sexual Content/Themes, Violence: General, Violence: Suicide
Dating (social customs), Social classes, Hispanic and Latino Americans, Family life, New York City, Public transit, Romance,