Unshelved comic strip for 8/26/2015

Diego’s Crossing

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Our sponsor this week is Annick Press, published of Diego’s Crossing by Robert Hough

A young man is on a dangerous mission that will secure his future … or leave him dead. Seventeen-year-old Diego dreams of a brighter future. His small town near the Mexican-United States border has been ravaged by the drug war, and the newspaper headlines are filled with body counts. Diego worries about his parents, particularly his tenderhearted father. Their road trips in his dad’s beloved, rusty Datsun are the only times the family can truly be carefree.

One day, Diego’s older brother Ernesto—the town’s golden boy—shows up in a tricked-out Chevy Silverado. Diego is fully aware of what no one is willing to openly admit: Ernesto is a gangster. Diego manages to avoid his brother, until he discovers Ernesto badly beaten and unable to finish a drug run for a brutal gang. Then Diego does what he swore he would never do—deliver drugs across the border

School Library Journal said, "This short page-turner will appeal to reluctant readers and those looking to read unique, high-stakes YA.” Click through for more information.

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