The Tangerine Tree
Ida is heartbroken when Papa has to leave Jamaica to work in America, but she knows that he needs her to care for the tangerine tree in their yard, and he promises to return before it blooms again.
Family Relationships; Culture/Ethnicity; Poverty; Immigrants and refugees; living in poverty; financial hardship; impoverished family; relocation; migrant
mother and father
Immigrant Experience, 1999
Kaleidoscope, A Multicultural Booklist for Grades K-8, Second Edition, 1997
Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature, 1995, Commended, Picture Book
Skipping Stones Honor Award, 1996, Winner
Jamaica; New York; family closeness; tangerine tree; gift; American dream; hope; packing; Greek myths; separation anxiety
Hanson, Regina, "The Tangerine Tree" (1995). Diverse Families. 1734.