From North to South
When Mamá is sent to a detention center in Tijuana because she doesn't have the right immigration papers, José must get used to life without her. He and his father visit Mamá at the center, where they talk about the future in which they will be together. Based on the experiences of René Colato Laínez's students, both he and illustrator Joe Cepeda strike the right balance of honesty and hope in depicting this difficult yet common situation for families along the border. A classroom guide is available.
Language: Spanish (Bilingual Eng/Sp)
Publisher: Children's Book Press
Book Series: Immigrant Stories: A New Home Immigrant Stories: Life Along the Border My Mom and Me: Stories About Mothers Tough Topics: Family Separation Mamá and Papá: Hispanic Heritage