The Weaver’s Daughter

“Ixchel’s story, told with honesty and sympathy, will stir readers’ hearts.”

Eve Bunting, author of Night Tree and The Wednesday Surprise

Sometimes people disappear into the North, never heard from again.

When her papá doesn’t return, twelve-year-old Ixchel, a Maya from the Yucatan, resolves to leave home and make her way across the treacherous border into the United States to find him. Chel relies on an inexperienced smuggler and faces unknown dangers in a border tunnel. Frightened but resourceful, Chel’s hope, love for her father, and her dream of going to school drive her to stay the course.

The Weaver’s Daughter was the recipient of the 2020 Moonbeam Children’s Book Award.