Each tiny spark
Each tiny spark

Cartaya, Pablo, author.


Physical Description
315 pages ; 22 cm.

Subject Term
Fathers and daughters -- Fiction.
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder -- Fiction.
Families -- Georgia -- Fiction.
Middle schools -- Fiction.
Veterans -- Fiction.
Automobiles -- Conservation and restoration -- Fiction.
Hispanic Americans -- Fiction.

Geographic Term
Georgia -- Fiction.

Emilia Torres has a wandering mind. It's hard for her to follow along at school, and sometimes she forgets to do what her mom or abuela asks. But she remembers what matters: a time when her family was whole and home made sense. When Dad returns from deployment, Emilia expects that her life will get back to normal. Instead, it unravels. Dad shuts himself in the back stall of their family's auto shop to work on an old car. Emilia peeks in on him daily, mesmerized by his welder. One day, Dad calls Emilia over. Then, he teaches her how to weld. And over time, flickers of her old dad reappear. But as Emilia finds a way to repair the relationship with her father at home, her community ruptures with some of her classmates, like her best friend, Gus, at the center of the conflict.

LibraryMaterial TypeCall NumberItem AvailableCopiesStatus
Hardwood Creek Library (Forest Lake)BookJ FICTION CAR11Children's Collection
Park Grove Library (Cottage Grove)BookJ FICTION CAR11Children's Collection
R.H. Stafford Library (Woodbury)BookJ FICTION CAR01Checked Out