Two White Rabbits

Two White Rabbits“Where are we going?” a little girl asks her father, but he does not answer. The little girl and her father are migrating to a land suggestive of America. On the way, the two encounter several animals, a group of people encamped on train tracks, and a family who helps them. The drab brown and blue toned illustrations of the family crossing a muddy river on rafts built on rubber tires, riding on top of a rusted-out train, and sleeping in the back of a pick-up truck convey the hardships many refugees face. The narrowed-eyed coyote that follows the family on their journey is a metaphor representing those who smuggle migrants and refugees across borders with not always good intentions. The open-ended ending shows that there are few certainties in a refugee family’s life. This compelling book about a loving family’s determination to find a better future is an excellent read to introduce immigration to young readers. ema
Title: Two White Rabbits
Author: Jairo Buitrago
Illustrator
: Rafael Yockteng
Publisher
: Groundwood Books
Copyright
: 2015
Original Language
: Spanish
Translator
: Elisa Amado
ISBN
: 978-1-55498-741-2
Hardcover pages
: 32
Age range: 4-7
Genre
: Picture Book
Book setting
: Mexico
Author’s ethnicity
: Mexican
Author’s residence
: Colombian
Illustrator’s ethnicity
: Mexico
Illustrator’s residence
: Colombia
Subjects
: Immigration, Mexico, Refugees

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