In this moving and timely story, a young child describes what it is like to be a migrant as she and her father travel north toward the US border.
They travel mostly on the roof of a train known as The Beast, but the little girl doesn’t know where they are going. She counts the animals by the road, the clouds in the sky, the stars. Sometimes she sees soldiers. She sleeps, dreaming that she is always on the move, although sometimes they are forced to stop and her father has to earn more money before they can continue their journey.
As many thousands of people, especially children, in Mexico and Central America continue to make the arduous journey to the US border in search of a better life, this is an important book that shows a young migrant’s perspective.
Praise forDos conejos blancosby Jairo Buitrago, illustrated by Rafael Yockteng
This beautiful, understated story is extremely important right now; it will resonate with many and open the eyes of children unfamiliar with the experience of immigration. Booklist, starred review
Praise forTwo White Rabbitsby Jairo Buitrago, illustrated by Rafael Yockteng, translated by Elisa Amado
A Notable Book for a Global Society (IRA)
This simple, yet poignant picture book beautifully illustrates the life of one migrating family.
An important and timely picture book.” School Library Journal, starred review
A masterpiece of understatement. In leaving readers with much to wonder about, the book packs the most powerful of punches.” Kirkus, starred review
Hope and hardship coexist in this haunting look at refugees fleeing home in hopes of a safer, more secure life.” Publishers Weekly, starred review
Jairo Buitragois a children’s book author who has collaborated with Rafael Yockteng on several award-winninl“¨