Migrant

Title

Migrant

Illustrator

Javier Martinez Pedro

Publisher

Abrams Books for Young Readers

Publication Year

2014

ISBN

9781419709579

Pages

22 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

A Mexican boy tells of his journey to the U.S. with his family. They must face many dangers to cross the border, only to experience the uncertainty felt by all illegal immigrants. The narrative is accompanied by one long, beautifully vivid illustration reminis­cent of pre-Hispanic codices, packaged as an accordion-style foldout frieze.

Grade Level

3-5; 6-8

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Culture/Ethnicity; Poverty; Immigrants and refugees; poor; financial hardship; displaced; immigrant children; immigrant parents; undocumented immigrants; family separation; migrants;

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

Latinx (Mexican)

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature, 2015, Honorable Mention
Core Collection: Picture-Book Refugee and Immigration Stories, 2017
Guide Book to Gift Books, 2016 Books for Middle Readers
Kirkus Book Review Stars, 2014
Lasting Connections, 2014 Social Studies
Notable Books for a Global Society, 2015 Picture Book
Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts, 2015
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2015 Biography
USBBY Outstanding International Books, 2015 Grades 6-8

Keywords

farming; train; new life; police; dogs; new neighborhood; new job; journey

Diversity Impact

direct

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