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“Touching and timely, this is a strong choice for picture-book shelves, especially where bibliotherapy is needed.” —Booklist

La Luna Mango

Written by Diane de Anda
Illustrated by Sue Cornelison
Published by Albert Whitman & Co

Cuando un padre es apartado de su familia y enfrenta la deportación, su familia se queda sufriendo con el duelo y deseando saber qué sucederá después. Maricela, Manuel y su madre enfrentan los muchos desafíos al tener que su vida es cambiada completamente por la ausencia de su padre y su esposo. Mudarse a una casa nueva, juegos de fútbol perdidos, fiestas de cumpleaños, y el vacío son ahora la norma del día a día. La Luna Mango muestra cómo es la vida desde la perspectiva de un niño/a cuando un padre es deportado, y las realidades desgarradoras que tienen que enfrentar, pero Maricela descubre que su amor por su padre se mantiene a pesar de que ya no es parte de su vida diaria.

When a father is taken away from his family and faces deportation, his family is left to grieve and wonder what comes next. Maricela, Manual, and their mother face the many challenges and changes created by their father’s absence. A new home, missed soccer games and birthday parties, and emptiness are now day-to-day norms. But Maricela learns that her love for her father is sustained even though he is no longer part of her daily life.

Primary ISBN: 9780807549599

Available As: Hardcover
Picture Book, Age 05 or older

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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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