"Alfredo Alva is a stonemason from La Ceja, Mexico. He and his family live in Texas, where he designs architectural details from stone for local architects. He met Deborah Mills while working on a local architecture project, and they worked together to write his story and obtain photos of his family and hometown in Mexico. Deborah Mills is an architect who has lived and traveled all over the world with her family. She divides her time between Texas and the Thousand Islands. "
"So simple, but so beautiful, the story depicts what many must go
through when seeking a better life in America" - Publishers Weekly,
"An authentic and humanizing perspective on immigration" - Booklist, starred review
"An authentic and humanizing perspective on immigration; a must-have for classrooms, libraries, and bilingual collections" - Mary Margaret Mercado, Pima County Public Library, Tucson, AZ