Under the Same Sky

by Cynthia DeFelice
Reading level: Ages 9-12


All Joe Pedersen wants for his birthday is “The Streaker,” a motorbike like the ones his friends Randy and Jason have. His father, a farmer in upstate New York, tells him he can earn the money to buy the bike over summer vacation, working on the farm with the crew of Mexican laborers who come each summer for the season. Joe learns here’s a lot going on at the farm that he ever knew about. The real surprise is what he learns about himself.