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Two White Rabbits

Title

Two White Rabbits

Illustrator

Rafael Yockteng

Publisher

Groundwood Books

Publication Year

2015

ISBN

9781554987412

Pages

32 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

A young child describes what it is like to be a migrant as she and her father travel north toward the U.S. 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.

Grade Level

K-3

Lexile Measure

AD90L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Culture/Ethnicity; Single parent; Immigrants and refugees; single father; immigrant family; migrants; emigration and immigration

Main Character

female child

Race/Ethnicities

Hispanic

Family Formation

single father

Awards

Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature, 2016, Commended Title
Charlotte Huck Award for Outstanding Fiction for Children, 2016, Recommended
Notable Books for a Global Society, 2016

Keywords

fathers and daughters; counting; rabbits; animals; train; US border; searching for work; border crossing

Diversity Impact

direct

Two White Rabbits


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