After Peaches


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Ten-year-old Rosario Ramirez and her family are political refugees from Mexico, trying to make a new life in Canada. After being teased at school, Rosario vows not to speak English again until she can speak with an accent that's one hundred percent Canadian. Since she and her parents plan to spend the whole summer working on BC fruit farms, she will be surrounded by Spanish speakers again. But when her family's closest friend Jose gets terribly sick, Rosario's plans start to unravel. Neither Jose nor Rosario's parents speak English well enough to get him the help he needs. Like it or not, Rosario must face her fears about letting her voice be heard.



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Published 01 October 2009
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EAN13 9781554694327
Language English

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After Peaches
ORCA BOOK PUBLISHERSText copyright © 2009 Michelle Mulder
All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or
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information storage and retrieval system now known or to be invented, without permission in
writing from the publisher.
Library and Archives Canada Cataloguing in Publication
Mulder, Michelle
After peaches / written by Michelle Mulder.
(Orca young readers)
ISBN 978-1-55469-176-0
I. Title.
PS8626.U435A64 2009 jC813’.6 C2009-902807-7
First published in the United States, 2009
Library of Congress Control Number: 2009928213
Summary: Rosario and her parents come to Canada as political refugees from Mexico.
Rosario hates her heavily accented English, but she breaks the language barrier to save a
migrant farm worker’s life.
Orca Book Publishers gratefully acknowledges the support for its publishing programs
provided by the following agencies: the Government of Canada through the Book Publishing
Industry Development Program and the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Province of
British Columbia through the BC Arts Council and the Book Publishing Tax Credit.
Typesetting by Bruce Collins
Cover artwork by Simon Ng
Author photo by Gastón Castaño
PO BOX 5626, STN. B
V8R 6S4
PO BOX 468
Printed and bound in Canada.
Printed on 100% PCW recycled paper.
12 11 10 09 • 4 3 2 1For those with the courage to speak