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    For sale with exclusive rights in: CA
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    Distributor: Thomas Allen and Son Limited Availability: Not yet available $27.95 CAD
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Still Dreaming / Seguimos soñando
By (author): Claudia Guadalupe Martínez Illustrated by: Magdalena Mora
Claudia Guadalupe Martínez ,

Illustrated by :

Magdalena Mora

Imprint:

Children's Book Press

ISBN:

9780892394340

Product Form:

Hardcover

Form detail:

Picture book
Hardcover , Picture book
English

Audience:

Juvenile: Grade (US) 2 - 3, Reading age 6 - 9
Oct 11, 2022
$27.95 CAD
Forthcoming

Dimensions:

8.25in x 10.5 in

Page Count:

40 pages
Lee & Low Books
Children's Book Press
JUVENILE FICTION / Historical / United States / 20th Century
  • Short Description

In the first children's book to describe the long-forgotten chapter of US history known as Mexican Repatriation, a boy and his family leave their beloved home to avoid being separated by the government.

En el primer libro infantil que describe el capítulo olvidado de la historia de los Estados Unidos conocido como la Repatriación Mexicana, un niño y su familia dejan su amado hogar para evitar ser separados por el gobierno.

Faced with the prospect of being separated from each other, a young boy and his family make the difficult decision to leave their home and begin a journey filled with uncertainty. On the road, they meet other people like them. Families with deep roots tied to the land. Others that helped build the railroads. Some were shop owners and factory workers. Each with similar hopes and dreams.

Historians estimate that between 1930 and 1940, two million people living in the United States were forcibly removed and sent to live in Mexico. Telling this story from a child's perspective, award-winning author Claudia Guadalupe Martínez lyrically recounts this often-overlooked period of United States history--Mexican Repatriation. Emotive illustrations by Magdalena Mora convey this poignant tale of longing for home and permanence, which reflects many of the dreams and hopes of people today.

Ante la perspectiva de ser separados, un niño y su familia toman la difícil decisión de dejar su hogar y emprender un viaje lleno de incertidumbre. En el camino, se encuentran con otras personas como ellos. Familias con raíces profundas atadas a la tierra. Otros que ayudaron a construir los ferrocarriles. Algunos eran dueños de tiendas y trabajadores de fábricas. Cada uno con esperanzas y sueños similares.

Los historiadores estiman que entre 1930 y 1940, dos millones de personas que vivían en los Estados Unidos fueron sacadas a la fuerza y enviadas a vivir aMéxico. Contando esta historia desde la perspectiva de un niño, la galardonada autora Claudia Guadalupe Martínez relata líricamente este período de la historia de los Estados Unidos a menudo pasado por alto: La Repatriación Mexicana. Las emotivas ilustraciones de Magdalena Mora transmiten esta conmovedora historia de añoranza por el hogar y la permanencia, que refleja muchos de los sueños y esperanzas de la gente de hoy.

  • A bilingual Afterword includes additional information about Mexican-US history from the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, which annexed roughly half of Mexico's prewar territories to the US, to the most recent statistics of deportations taking place in this country.
  • Vibrant illustrations by Mexican American illustrator Magdalena Mora convey the sense of longing for home and the dreams of many immigrant families and first-generation children.
  • A touching and relatable tale about familial love and the sadness of leaving your childhood home.
  • A historical story with contemporary timeliness: Explores the first mass deportation event in the US, bringing to light this overlooked part of Mexican American history.

Claudia Guadalupe Martínez has called Mexico and the US home. Her core childhood memories are set in El Paso, Texas. This dynamic of growing up between borders inspires her writing. She is the recipient of two Texas Institute ofLetters Best Young Adult Book Awards, a Paterson Prize for Books for YoungPeople, an Américas Award Commendation, a Junior Library Guild Award, and multiple starred reviews. She lives with her family in Illinois. You can find her online at claudiaguadalupemartinez.com.

Magdalena Mora is an illustrator and graphic designer with a special interest in children's books and visual storytelling. She illustrated Equality's Call and I Wish You Knew. When not drawing, she spends her free time reading, people-gawking, and trying to find the best tacos in the Twin Cities--mostly the latter. She lives in Minneapolis. You can see more of her work at magdalenamora.com.

  • A bilingual Afterword includes additional information about Mexican-US history from the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, which annexed roughly half of Mexico's prewar territories to the US, to the most recent statistics of deportations taking place in this country.
  • Vibrant illustrations by Mexican American illustrator Magdalena Mora convey the sense of longing for home and the dreams of many immigrant families and first-generation children.
  • A touching and relatable tale about familial love and the sadness of leaving your childhood home.
  • A historical story with contemporary timeliness: Explores the first mass deportation event in the US, bringing to light this overlooked part of Mexican American history.

"A heartfelt, moving story full of moments of worry and fear but also love and warmth. With eyes focused on an uncertain future, this young protagonist never loses hope."

- -- Guadalupe Garcia McCall, author of All the Stars Denied

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