Teenage Maya dreams of pursuing her dream: designing fashion in new ways out of obscure materials. But in Guatemala, there are myriad ways that your relationships can draw gang attention, prompting Maya and her mother to flee to claim asylum in the United States. This ordinary family then faces the searing choice between gang violence and the brutality of an uncaring immigrant system and must decide what must be sacrificed to survive in this gripping novel.
Jennifer DeLeon is an author, editor, and speaker, who lives outside of Boston with her husband and two sons. A former Boston public school teacher, she currently teaches at Framingham State University and Harvard. In addition to Borderless, she is also the author of Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From.
Lupita Aquino is a columnist for the Washington Independent Review of Books. She is the co-founder and moderator for LIT on H St Book Club and is active in both the local and online book community through her Instagram blog- @Lupita.Reads.