They travel mostly on the roof of a train known as The Beast, but the little girl doesn't know where they are going. She counts the animals by the road, the clouds in the sky, the stars. Sometimes she sees soldiers. She sleeps, dreaming that she is always on the move, although sometimes they are forced to stop and her father has to earn more money before they can continue their journey.
As many thousands of people, especially children, in Mexico and Central America continue to make the arduous journey to the U.S. border in search of a better life, this is an important book that shows a young migrant's perspective.
Publisher: Groundwood Books Ltd ,Canada
Number of pages: 32
Weight: 411 g
Dimensions: 203 x 229 mm
A School Library Journal Best Picture Book of the Year
A NCTE Charlotte Huck Award for Outstanding Fiction for Children Recommended Book
A USBBY Outstanding International Book
A Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year
Selected for the Notable Books for a Global Society list
"Hope and hardship coexist in this haunting look at refugees fleeing home in hopes of a safer, more secure life." Publishers Weekly, starred review
"An important and timely picture book for every library collection." School Library Journal, starred review
"...it's a masterpiece of understatement. In leaving readers with much to wonder about, the book packs the most powerful of punches." Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"Two White Rabbits belongs on bookshelves everywhere: it's an extraordinary, compelling first step to understanding and empathy, and a persuasive teaching tool to inspire effective doing." BookDragon
"Older readers will appreciate the allegory, and younger ones the simplicity of this spare immigration tale." Booklist
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