Pancho Rabbit And The Coyote: A Migrant’s Tale

Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote Book Cover When Papa Rabbit doesn’t return home as expected after many seasons of working in the great carrot and lettuce fields of El Norte, Pancho sets out on a dangerous journey to find him.  He packs up Papa’s favorite meal: mole, rice and beans, warm tortillas and a jug of aguamiel. A cunning coyote offers to guide Pancho on his journey in exchange for some of the sustenance he brought along. The pair travel until all the food is gone and the coyote decides he’s still hungry…for rabbit.  In this allegorical tale, Tonatiuh sheds light on the hardships faced by thousands of families who seek out opportunities at better lives for their children and cross the Mexican border into the U.S. illegally. cc
Title: Pancho Rabbit And The Coyote: A Migrant’s Tale
Author: Duncan Tonatiuh
Illustrator
: Duncan Tonatiuh
Publisher
: Abrams Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Abrams, New York
Copyright
: 2013
ISBN
: 978-1-4197-0583-0
Hardcover pages
: 32
Age range
: 6-9
Genre
: Picture book
Author’s ethnicity
: Mexican-American
Awards
: 2014 Pura Belpré Award (Author and Illustrator Honor), Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award
Subjects
: Allegories, Animals, Central America, Coyotes, Mexico, Migrant labor, Migration, North America, Rabbits, Voyages and travels

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