The Bean Trees

How did Turtle immediately try to challenge the child welfare system in order to keep Turtle with her?


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Taylor tells Lou Ann that she is going to drive Esperanza and Estevan to a safe house in Oklahoma, and while she is there she will find Turtle's relatives. Mattie warns Taylor of the dangers of transporting illegal immigrants. Taylor tells her that there are more important things to consider: Esperanza and Estevan will get a whole lot worse than prison and a fine. Taylor wants to find her relatives and convince them to give Turtle to her.