The Crossing is a novel about a teenager living in Mexico who dreams about coming to the U.S. When her mother goes to jail she is forced to live in a girls' home. After her mother is released they must make the tough decision whether to cross the border illegally or live in Mexico. The reading guide focuses on characters, vocabulary, and important questions from each chapter. At the end is a series of questions that could be used for discussion as a class or in a lit circle.
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