Written by Mariana Llanos
Illustrated by Anna Lipez Real
Published by Penny Candy Books
Together in their car, Luca, his brother Paco, and their parents head across the border to Mexico where his parents were born. Luca doesn’t understand why he must leave the only home he’s ever known, his friends, and his school. He struggles through lonely and disorienting times—reflected both in Real’s delicate, symbolic illustrations and through Llanos’ description of his dreams—and leans on music, memory, and familial love for support. Luca’s Bridge / El puente de Luca is a story for everyone about immigration, deportation, home, and identity.
Primary ISBN: 9780998799957
Publication Date: April 2019
Available As: Hardcover, eBook
Picture Book, Age 04 or older
Community Represented: Mexican/Mexican American
Setting: Mexico, United States
Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: 1st Generation
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