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“…frankly presents simple responses to the questions immigrant children might have after being separated from their parents.” –Booklist

Mango Moon

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

When a father is taken away from his family and facing deportation, his children are left to grieve and wonder about what comes next. Maricela, Manuel, and their mother face the many challenges of having their lives completely changed by the absence of their father and husband. Their day-to-day norm now includes moving to a new house, missed soccer games and birthday parties, and emptiness. Though Mango Moon shows what life is like from a child’s perspective when a parent is deported, Maricela learns that her love for her father continues on even though he’s no longer part of her daily life.

Primary ISBN: 9780807549575

Available As: Hardcover
Picture Book, Age 04 or older

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Setting: Unspecified (Western country)

Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Immigrant

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