I like the part about the papaya trees. The child would play hiding behind trees. I like to play a game called hide and seek. But then the child in the book really had to hide when he went to his new country. This book has one long picture with a lot of many people. When the family goes to Los Angeles, I see a restaurant I know. It doesn’t look like our Taco Bell because the colors are different. This book is black and white but our Taco Bell has colors. I have never seen a book like this before. It is all on one page that folds up like an accordion. On one side, the author writes in English and on the other side the story is Spanish. The author’s and artist’s note at the end of the book tells, “In our codex, we tell of a boy and his sister and mother, and how they left their house in Mexico to search for a new hope in life, a place where there is work.” I will read Migrant more than one time. I think this book is incredible.
|José Manual Mateo, Javier Martínez Pedro, Illustrator
|Abrams Books for Young Readers
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