Friends from the Other Side/Amigos del otro lado - Gloria E. Anzaldúa, Harriet Rohmer, David Schecter

Anzaldua, G. (1997). Friends from the other side. New York, NY: Children's Book Press.


Preitita befriends a young boy and his mother who have crossed the border illegally. The boy and his mother live in fear of the border patrol. 


Anzaldua was an American scholar of Chicana cultural theory, feminist theory, and queer theory. She loosely based her best-known book, Borderlands, on her life growing up on the Mexican-Texas border and incorporated her lifelong feelings of social and cultural marginalization into her work.


1st-5th grades

Bilingual realistic fiction