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“In a pieced-together collaboration told via the lens of three carryalls, individuals across generations and homelands recall instances of families seeking new lives in America.”
Publishers Weekly

Straw Bag, Tin Box, Cloth Suitcase: Three Immigrant Voices

Written by Raquel Elizabeth Artiga de Paz
Illustrated by Fotini Tikkou
Published by Reycraft Books

Three women, from three different continents and separated by generations, share stories of coming to the United States. Sarah’s great-great grandmother Manya fled the Cossacks in the Ukraine at the turn of the twentieth century. Grace’s mom escaped with her family during the Iranian revolution in 1979. Raquel and her family fled gang violence in El Salvador in the 2010s. These three stories, all accounts of the authors’ real family stories—Manya is legendary author Jane Yolen’s grandmother—highlight the essential commonality of the immigrant experience.

Primary ISBN: 9781478875895
Publication Date: May 2023
Available As: Hardcover, Paperback
Picture Book , Age 08 or older

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Setting: United States

Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: Refugee

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