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“Landing on the moment of their parting grief adds poignancy to their vibrant connection, and a final page turn offers further joy to this portrait of two girls of color and their strong, resilient friendship.”
Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

Evelyn Del Rey is Moving Away

Written by Meg Medina
Illustrated by Sonia Sánchez
Published by Candlewick Press

Evelyn Del Rey is Daniela’s best friend. They do everything together and even live in twin apartments across the street from each other: Daniela with her mami and hamster, and Evelyn with her mami, papi, and cat. But not after today—not after Evelyn moves away. Until then, the girls play amid the moving boxes until it’s time to say goodbye, making promises to keep in touch, because they know that their friendship will always be special. The tenderness of Meg Medina’s beautifully written story about friendship and change is balanced by Sonia Sánchez’s colorful and vibrant depictions of the girls’ urban neighborhood.

Look for the Spanish version, Evelyn Del Rey se muda.


Primary ISBN: 9781536207040
Publication Date: September 2020
Available As: Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook, eBook
Picture Book, Age 05 or older

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Setting: United States

Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: Unknown Arrival

Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience

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