Annotations for Return to Sender

Baker & Taylor
When the family hires Mexican migrant workers to help keep the family farm from going under after his father's tractor accident, Tyler befriends the workers' eldest daughter, Mari, and learns of her great fears in getting deported if the authorities find out about them and their illegal status.

Random House, Inc.
After Tyler's father is injured in a tractor accident, his family is forced to hire migrant Mexican workers to help save their Vermont farm from foreclosure. Tyler isn't sure what to make of these workers. Are they undocumented? And what about the three daughters, particularly Mari, the oldest, who is proud of her Mexican heritage but also increasingly connected her American life. Her family lives in constant fear of being discovered by the authorities and sent back to the poverty they left behind in Mexico. Can Tyler and Mari find a way to be friends despite their differences?

In a novel full of hope, but no easy answers, Julia Alvarez weaves a beautiful and timely story that will stay with readers long after they finish it.