I Wish You Knew
Written by Jackie Azúa Kramer
Illustrated by Magdalena Mora
Published by Roaring Brook Press
When Estrella’s father has to leave because
he wasn’t born here, like her,
She misses him.
And she wishes people knew the way it affects her.
At home. At school.
But a school wrapped around a hundred-year-old oak tree is the perfect place to share and listen.
Some kids miss family,
Some kids are hungry,
Some kids live in shelters.
But nobody is alone.
A story about deportation, divided families, and the importance of community in the midst of uncertainty.
Primary ISBN: 9781250226303
Available As: Hardcover, eBook
Picture Book, Age 06 or older
Community Represented: Ecuadorian/Ecuadorian American, Puerto Rican
Themes: Deportation, Family Relationship: Parents, Family Separation: By Detention, Family Separation: Different Immigration Status, Generation: 1st, Immigrant: Undocumented, Multilingual Character, Own Voices/Lived Experience, Welcoming by School
Setting: United States
Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: 1st Generation
Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience
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