Across a Hundred Mountains by Reyna Grande is a heartbreaking story of a little girl, Juana Garcia and a young girl, Adelina Vasquez. While reading this story I had tears in my eyes. I felt compassion and admiration for Juana. Her character is balanced, mature and brave. This novel gave me a new perspective into the issue of immigration.
This story can easily unravel in Indian environment as well. Just as Juana’s family had to deal with extreme poverty and survive on tortilla and chilies. I can imagine the same fate for a family in Indian village surviving on chapati and chilies. Poverty is so heart-wrenching that it ought to make fortunates like us thank God.