Evangelina Takes Flight
Diana J. Noble
Arte Publico Press Softcover $10.95 (202pp) 978-1-55885-848-0
“Challenges are chances in disguise” in this gorgeously woven novel with a message of hope.
Honest in its exploration of xenophobia, and timely in its empathetic portrayal of a refugee family, Evangelina Takes Flight is a vibrant and appealing historical novel.
In 1911, under threat of a raid by Pancho Villa and his men, Evangelina de León, her family, and their neighbors in Mariposa, Mexico, leave their homes behind. The book is divided between the first signs of danger on Rancho Encantado and