Javier Martinez Pedro
Abrams Books for Young Readers
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.
Family Relationships; Culture/Ethnicity; Poverty; Immigrants and refugees; poor; financial hardship; displaced; immigrant children; immigrant parents; undocumented immigrants; family separation; migrants;
mother and father
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
farming; train; new life; police; dogs; new neighborhood; new job; journey
Mateo, Jose Manuel, "Migrant" (2014). Diverse Families. 1737.