Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant's Tale
When the rains don't come in the spring, Papá Rabbit sets out north to work in the carrot and lettuce fields. He doesn't return when expected, however, and his eldest son, Pancho Rabbit, embarks on a journey to find his father. He meets a coyote who agrees to show him a shortcut, but only in exchange for Pancho's food. After an exhausting journey, Pancho is left with nothing — except the hope of finding his father. An author's note provides extensive information and recommended resources and this blog post from Duncan Tonatiuh offers book trailers and related information. Winner 2014 Pura Belpré Illustrator Award and Author Honor Award.
A classroom guide from the Book Américas Award is available.
Age Level: 6-9
Book Series: Family & Friends: Hispanic Heritage Immigrant Stories: Life Along the Border Migration Stories: Hispanic Heritage Tough Topics: Family Separation Stories About Unaccompanied Children and Youth