While his father works two jobs, seventh-grader Efrén Nava must take care of his twin siblings, kindergartners Max and Mia, after their mother is deported to Mexico.
"Efren Nava's Ama is his Super-woman -- or Soperwoman, named after the delicious Mexican sopes his mother often prepares for the family. Both Ama and Apa work hard all day to provide for the family, making sure Efren and his younger siblings Max and Mia feel safe and loved. But Efren worries about his parents; although he's American-born, his parents are undocumented. And according to the neighborhood talk, or local chisme, families like his are in great danger. Sure enough, Efren's worst nightmare comes true one day when Ama doesn't return from work and is deported across the border to Tijuana, Mexico. Now it's up to Efren to be brave and figure out how to act soper himself. While Apa takes an extra job to earn the money needed to get her back, Efren struggles to look after Max and Mia, while also dealing with schoolwork, his best friend's probably-doomed campaign for school president, and his fears about what might happen to his family next. When disaster strikes, Efren is faced with crossing the border alone to see Ama. More than ever, he must channel his inner Soperboy to help keep his family together."-- Container.