Sanctuary

November 1, 2020
Sanctuary

Co-founder of the Women's March makes her YA debut in anear future dystopian where a young girl and her brother mustescape a xenophobic government to find sanctuary.It's 2032, and in this near-future America, all citizens arechipped and everyone is tracked—from buses to grocery stores. It'salmost impossible to survive as an undocumented immigrant, butthat's exactly what sixteen-year-old Vali is doing. She and herfamily have carved out a stable, happy life in small-town Vermont,but when Vali's mother's counterfeit chip starts malfunctioning andthe Deportation Forces raid their town, they are forced toflee.Now on the run, Vali and her family are desperately trying tomake it to her tía Luna's in California, a sanctuary state that iscurrently being walled off from the rest of the country. But whenVali's mother is detained before their journey even really begins,Vali must carry on with her younger brother across the country tomake it to safety before it's too late.Gripping and urgent, co-authors Paola Mendoza and Abby Sher havecrafted a narrative that is as haunting as it is hopeful inenvisioning a future where everyone can find sanctuary.