Mama's Nightingale

Mama's Nightingale

A Story of Immigration and Separation

Book - 2015
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When Saya's mother is sent to jail as an illegal immigrant, she sends her daughter a cassette tape with a song and a bedtime story, which inspires Saya to write a story of her own--one that just might bring her mother home.
Publisher: New York, New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, [2015]
ISBN: 9780525428091
Branch Call Number: j Picture Book Dan
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Staub, Leslie 1957-


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I want to fight anyone who rated this down and didn't leave a review saying why. This is a WONDERFUL story of an American born girl whose Haitian mother is being detained for being undocumented. It uses beautiful illustrations and compelling narrative to follow the family through both the pain of separation and the joy if their eventual reunion.


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