STEP OVER RIO BY MARTHA EVERHART BRANIFF
Winner of the Writer’s League of Texas Mystery/Adventure Novel Award
A young Guatemalan boy’s triumphant odyssey to find a better life in the United States. Aided by a fearless journalist and federal agent, his journey is woven into a larger quest to bring down the kingpins of a child trafficking ring.
Over the past thirty years, Braniff has worked with victimized children, advocating for their rights through the courts, dealing with children of gang members, and endeavoring to help illegal kids caught in the treacherous web of child trafficking. Step Over Rio is Braniff’s fictional exploration of very real and timely issues affecting hundreds of thousands of youths every year.