Migrant: The Journey Of A Mexican Worker

Migrant Book CoverIn this striking, thoughtful first-person narration, a Mexican boy tells of his journey to the United States with his family as they face many dangers.  The uncertainty all illegal immigrants face arouses empathy for the real risks surrounding relevant political issues, namely, migrant journeys taken in hopes of finding work and a better life.  This bilingual, codex-style book literally unfolds as the story progresses and offers a straightforward Spanish translation on the reverse side of the English version. Brilliant illustrations in charcoal blacks and greys on amate, bark paper, are reminiscent of pre-Hispanic codices. cc
Title: Migrant: The Journey Of A Mexican Worker
Author: Jose Manuel Mateo
Illustrator
: Javier Martinez Pedro
Publisher
: Abrams Books for Young Readers
Copyright
: 2014
Original language
: Spanish
Translator
: Emmy Smith Ready
Original title
: Migrar
Original copyright
: 2011
ISBN
: 978-1419709579
Hardcover pages
: 22
Age range
: 8 up
Genre
: Fiction
Book setting
: Mexico, United States
Author’s residence
: Mexico
Illustrator’s residence
: Mexico
Awards
: 2015 USBBY Outstanding International Books Grades 6-8, 2012 Bologna Book Fair Horizons’ Book Award
Subjects
: Central America, Emigration and immigration, Family life, Mexico, Migrant labor, North America

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