Cicada, Ladybug

Cicada, Ladybug

By Javier Sandoval

When their grandfather goes missing, teenage Santiago and seven-year-old Izzy fear being separated. In order to raise his little brother, Santiago sacrifices a scholarship to Duke and often outwits Immigration Control. But when Izzy fights a classmate, Santiago struggles to teach him that real men avoid violence – without revealing his secret: to provide for him, he has joined MS-13, America’s most dangerous gang.

About Javier Sandoval
Javier Sandoval was born in Mexico's Chihuahuan Desert before immigrating to Wisconsin (where his mother, Estela, sent him to kindergarten each day in a cowboy hat). He also grew up in Texas (falling obsessed with its blues music and...
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