INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTHby LUIS ALBERTO URREA
Into the Beautiful North is the compassionate and humorous coming-of-age story of 19-year old Nayeli, as she and her friends travel from their Mexican home into the United States on a quest to bring back men to defend their village from bandits and locate Nayeli's missing father.
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Luis Alberto Urrea is the author of fourteen
books including poetry, short stories, novels, non-fiction and memoir. He is the
recipient of a 1999 American Book Award (Nobody’s
Son), a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize (The Devil’s Highway) and a member of the Latino Literature Hall
of Fame. Raised in both Tijuana and San
Diego by his Mexican father and American mother, Luis is a graduate of the University
of California in San Diego and the University of Colorado in Boulder. He is
currently a professor of creative writing at the University of Illinois at Chicago
and resides in Naperville, Illinois.