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Description - La Luna Mango by Diane De Anda

When a father is taken away from his family and faces deportation, his family is left to grieve and wonder what comes next.

Maricela, Manual, and their mother face the many challenges and changes created by their father's absence. A new home, missed soccer games and birthday parties, and emptiness are now day-to-day norms. But Maricela learns that her love for her father is sustained even though he is no longer part of her daily life.

Cuando un padre es apartado de su familia y enfrenta la deportacion, su familia se queda sufriendo con el duelo y deseando saber que sucedera despues.

Maricela, Manuel y su madre enfrentan los muchos desafios al tener que su vida es cambiada completamente por la ausencia de su padre y su esposo. Mudarse a una casa nueva, juegos de futbol perdidos, fiestas de cumpleanos, y el vacio son ahora la norma del dia a dia. La Luna Mango muestra como es la vida desde la perspectiva de un nino/a cuando un padre es deportado, y las realidades desgarradoras que tienen que enfrentar, pero Maricela descubre que su amor por su padre se mantiene a pesar de que ya no es parte de su vida diaria.

'Ten-year-old Maricela stares at the mango-colored moon, reminiscing on the many nights during which she and her father did the same - before his deportation. Social worker and scholar DeAnda frankly presents simple responses to the questions immigrant children might have after being separated from their parents. ... this is a much-needed text for many libraries serving families in similar situations. Though the book covers a heavy subject, Cornelison's evocative, light-filled spreads add a hint of hope, even while depicting how Maricela's dad's plight affects the whole family - through finances, living situations, school performance. Touching and timely, this is a strong choice for picture-book shelves, especially where bibliotherapy is needed.' - Booklist

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780807549599
Format: Hardback
(254mm x 203mm x 2mm)
Pages: 32
Imprint: Albert Whitman & Company
Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2019
Country of Publication: United States

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