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From North to South/ Del Norte al Sur (2010)

Author: René Colato Laínez [link to author's website]
Illustrator: Joe Cepeda

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Publisher: Children's Book Press
Number of pages: 32 pages

José loves helping Mamá in the garden outside their home in California. But when Mamá is sent back to Mexico for not having proper papers, José and his Papá face an uncertain future. What will it be like to visit Mamá in Tijuana? When will Mamá be able to come home? Award-winning childrens book author René Colato Laínez tackles the difficult and timely subject of family separation with exquisite tenderness. Joe Cepeda's bright and engaging illustrations bring this story of hope to vivid life.

ISBN 13: 978-0892392315
Reading Level (grade): 3.3
Reading Level (A-Z): O

Available in English and Spanish.