This Train Is Being Held

download (8)

Alex is a baseball player. A great one. His papi is pushing him to go pro, but Alex maybe wants to be a poet. Not that Papi would understand or allow that.

Isa is a dancer. She'd love to go pro, if only her Havana-born mom weren't dead set against it...just like she's dead set against her daughter falling for a Latino. And Isa's privileged private-school life—with her dad losing his job and her older brother struggling with mental illness—is falling apart. Not that she'd ever tell that to Alex.

Fate—and the New York City subway—bring Alex and Isa together. Is it enough to keep them together when they need each other most?---from the publisher

336 pages                            978-1419734939                    Ages 13-18

Keywords:  Romance, coming of age, trains, finding yourself, Latina, Latino, Latinx, diverse books, diversity, parents, family, code-switching, social class, mental illness, dance, baseball, poetry, gangs, police, 13 year old, 14 year old, 15 year old

User reviews

Have you read this book? We'd love to hear what you think. Click the button below to write your own review!
Already have an account? or Create an account