Written by Alfredo Alva
and Deborah Mills
Illustrated by Claudia Navarro
Published by Barefoot Books
Based on a true story! Join a young boy and his father on an arduous journey from Mexico to the United States in the 1980s to find a new life. They’ll need all the courage they can muster to safely cross the border la frontera and to make a home for themselves in a new land. Inspired by the childhood immigration experience of co-author Alfredo Alva, this story of perseverance is told in both Spanish and English to empower language-learning. Includes 4 pages of endnotes that unpack facts about Alfredo’s story and other stories like his / borders and borders around the world to help parents and educators talk with children about immigration, resilience, empathy and belonging.
Primary ISBN: 9781782853886
Available As: Hardcover, Paperback
Picture Book, Age 08 or older
Community Represented: Mexican/Mexican American
Setting: United States, Mexico
Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Immigrant
Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience
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