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Mari de Rhoads

Biography

Mari de Rhoads

Maria Elena Fontanot de Rhoads is a Mexican psychotherapist who specializes in childhood trauma. She lives in Mérida, Mexico.

Mari de Rhoads

Books by Mari de Rhoads

by Antony Johnston and Mari de Rhoads - Adventure, Contemporary Fiction, Social Issues, World History, Young Adult 13+

Twelve-year-old Manuel leaves his small town in Mexico to join his older brother in Los Angeles. To cross the US border, he must become a “beast rider” --- someone who hops on a train. The first time he tries, he is stopped by the Mexican police. When he tries again, he is attacked by a Mexican gang. Just when Manuel is ready to turn back, he finds new hope. Villagers clothe and feed him, help him find work and eventually boost him back onto the train. When he finally arrives in LA and is reunited with his brother, he is elated. But the longer he’s there, the more he realizes that something isn’t right.