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This timely, moving debut novel follows a teen’s efforts to keep his family together as his parents face deportation.

Mateo Garcia and his younger sister, Sophie, have been taught to fear one word for as long as they can remember: deportation. Over the past few years, however, the fear that their undocumented immigrant parents could be sent back to Mexico has started to fade. Ma and Pa have been in the United States for so long, they have American-born children, and they’re hard workers and good neighbors. When Mateo returns from school one day to find that his parents have been taken by ICE, he realizes that his family’s worst nightmare has become a reality. With his parents’ fate and his own future hanging in the balance, Mateo must figure out who he is and what he is capable of, even as he’s forced to question what it means to be an American.

Daniel Aleman’s Indivisible is a remarkable story—both powerful in its explorations of immigration in America and deeply intimate in its portrait of a teen boy driven by his fierce, protective love for his parents and his sister.

Audiobook Download / ISBN-13: 9781549136214

About the Author

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Daniel Aleman was born and raised in Mexico City. A graduate of McGill University, he currently lives in Toronto. Indivisible is his first novel.

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From NOVL Nation

“This is a very timely, necessary read with an incredible main character and a meaningful plot.”

—Shelby, 123sccshelby

Indivisible is one of those stories that is not only powerful and meaningful, but also full of raw, beautiful emotions and familial love. It’s a story with the power of hope at its center and strength imbedded within each moment. This all-important story is one readers will not soon forget.”

—Nikole, A Court of Coffee and Books

“I absolutely cried while reading this book – the hopelessness and the challenges of trying to fight the system and then to also decide how to divide the family and how much to lean on others was conveyed really beautifully.”

—Olivia, @onemused

“I devoured this book within a day and a half. There’s a word readers often use. Unputdownable. This word fits here. I couldn’t stop reading, however hard my stomach was clenching.”

—Celia, @celiamcmahonreads