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From North to South - Del Norte al Sur - Cover
From North to South - Del Norte al Sur
Renee Calato Lainez, Children's Book Press 2010
Written in Spanish and English: Jose's Mama has been taken away to Tiajuna because she does not have papers to stay in the United States. Jose misses her every day, but today, Papa is taking him across the border to see her. Their visit means so much! They work together in the garden at the Centro Madre Assunta, and then all the children who are waiting there plant seeds in tin cans with hopes they can give them to their own mothers when they are reunited. A beautifully told story that recognizes the pain of separation and celebrates the hope of reunion.

Escrito en español e inglés: A la mamá de José la han llevado a Tijuana porque no tiene documentos para quedarse en los Estados Unidos. José la extraña todos los días, pero hoy papá lo lleva al otro lado de la frontera para verla. ¡Esa visita es tan importante! Juntos trabajan en el jardín del Centro Madre Asunta. Todosy los niños que esperan allí siembran semillas en latas con la esperanza de poder dárselas a sus propias madres cuando se reúnan. Un cuento bellamente contado que reconoce el dolor de la separación y celebra la esperanza del reencuentro.

Ages: Young School Age (5-8)
Languages: Bi-lingual (Spanish/English)
Book Types: Story Book
Identity Groups: Immigrant, Latino American, Latinx
Special Topics: Incarcerated Families, Separation
Strands: Knowledge of Self & Connection to Others, Care & Love of Nature, Creative Conflict Resolution & Sense of Justice