Friends from the Other Side/Amigos del otro lado

Author(s) Gloria Anzaldua
Illustrator(s) Consuelo Mendez
Age Group 6-10
Publisher Children's Book Press
ISBN 978-0892391301
Year 1997

Having crossed the Rio Grande into Texas with his mother in search of a new life, Joaquin receives help and friendship from Prietita, a brave young Mexican-American girl. Prietita defends Joaquin from the neighborhood kids who taunt him with shouts of "mojado" or "wetback." But what can she do to protect Joaquin and his mother from the Border Patrol as the van cruises slowly up the street toward their hiding place? This book is bilingual (English and Spanish).