The Wind Called My Name


Some days, ten-year-old Margaríta Sandoval feels as if the wind might blow her away. The country has been gripped by the Great Depression, so times are hard everywhere. Then she has to leave her familia and compadres in New Mexico --especially her beloved Abuelita --to move to Fort Steele, Wyoming, where her father has taken a job on the railroad. When Margaríta meets Evangeline, she 's excited to have a friend her own age . . . but it seems like Evangeline, and everyone else in town, doesn 't understand or appreciate the Sandovals ' Hispanic heritage, or Margaríta 's father 's efforts to organize the rail workers in a union. How can Margaríta keep her friend, find a place in Fort Steele, and yet remain true to herself?

Author’s note. List of dichos (proverbs). Glossary and pronunciation guide.

ISBN: 9781620147801

JLG Release: February 2019

JLG Member Price

PG Middle

Grades 5-8


14 books / $16.30 a book

  • Book Details




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    Hardcover edition


    Tu Books

    Page Count


    Accelerated Reader

    Level: 4.4, Points: 8


    Level: HL700L

    Awards & Honors

    CCBC Choices 2019 Choice: Fiction for Children



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