Viva, Rose! by Susan KrawitzViva, Rose! by Susan Krawitz

Viva, Rose!

bySusan Krawitz

Hardcover | April 12, 2017

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A 2018 Sydney Taylor Honor Book

When thirteen-year-old Rose Solomon's brother, Abe, left El Paso, he told the family he was heading to Brooklyn. But Rose discovers the truth the day she picks up the newspaper at Pickens General Store and spies a group photograph captioned The Southwestern Scourge of 1915! There stands Abe alongside none other than Pancho Villa and his army!

Rose is furious about Abe's lie; fearful for his safety; and worried about her traditional parents who, despite their strict and observant ways, do not deserve to have an outlaw for a son. Rose knows the only way to set things right is to get Abe home, but her clandestine plan to contact him goes awry when she is kidnapped by Villa's revolutionaries and taken to his hideaway.

Deep in the desert, amidst a richly rendered assortment of freedom-seekers that includes an impassioned young reporter, two sharp-shooting sisters with a secret past, and Dorotea, Villa's tyrannical young charge, Rose sees no sign of Abe and has no hope of release. But as she learns to lie, hide, and ride like a bandit, Rose discovers the real meaning of freedom and what she's willing to risk to get hers back.

Susan Krawitz is a freelance writer and editor. Viva, Rose! won the 2015 Sydney Taylor Manuscript Award for a middle grade novel. The story is partly based on her family’s stories of a cousin who rode with Pancho Villa during the Mexican Revolution. She lives in New York.
Title:Viva, Rose!Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.5 × 5.77 × 0.85 inPublished:April 12, 2017Publisher:Holiday HouseLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0823437566

ISBN - 13:9780823437566