Fourteen-year-old Mateo and other Caribbean islanders face discrimination, segregation, and harsh working conditions when American recruiters lure them to the Panamanian rain forest in 1906 to build the great canal.
- ISBN: 9780544109414
- Author: Engle, Margarita
- Published: 2014, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
- Themes: novels in verse, Racism, Rainforests, segregation
- Descriptors: Caribbean, Central America, Historical Fiction, Latin America, Panama, Young Adult (ages 14-18)
- No. of pages: 272