Two White Rabbits by Jairo BuitragoTwo White Rabbits by Jairo Buitrago

Two White Rabbits

byJairo BuitragoIllustratorRafael YocktengTranslated byElisa Amado

Hardcover | October 1, 2015

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In this moving and timely story, a young child describes what it is like to be a migrant as she and her father travel north toward the US border.

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 US border in search of a better life, this is an important book that shows a young migrant's perspective.

Jairo Buitrago is a children's book author who has collaborated with Rafael Yockteng on several picture books, including Jimmy the Greatest! (six starred reviews), Two White Rabbits (three starred reviews) and Walk with Me (three starred reviews, Kirkus Prize shortlist). They won the "A la Orilla del Viento" contest for the Spanish edi...
Title:Two White RabbitsFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:32 pages, 8.27 × 8.86 × 1.11 inShipping dimensions:8.27 × 8.86 × 1.11 inPublished:October 1, 2015Publisher:Groundwood Books LtdLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1554987415

ISBN - 13:9781554987412

Appropriate for ages: 4


Editorial Reviews

"This simple, yet poignant picture book beautifully illustrates the life of one migrating family. . . . An important and timely picture book." - School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW"A masterpiece of understatement. In leaving readers with much to wonder about, the book packs the most powerful of punches." - Kirkus, STARRED REVIEW"Hope and hardship coexist in this haunting look at refugees fleeing home in hopes of a safer, more secure life." - Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW"Older readers will appreciate the allegory, and younger ones the simplicity of this spare immigration tale." - Booklist"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