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Caravan to the north : Misael's long walk /

by Argueta, Jorge [author.]; Monroy, Manuel [illustrator.]; Bell, Elizabeth (Translator) [translator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Toronto ; Groundwood Books, House of Anansi Press, 2019.Description: 111 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781773063294; 1773063294.Language note: Translated from the Spanish.Uniform titles: Caravana al norte. English.Subject(s): Caravans -- Juvenile fiction | Families -- El Salvador -- Juvenile fiction | Emigration and immigration -- Juvenile fiction | El Salvador -- Juvenile fiction | El Salvador -- Social conditions -- Juvenile fiction | El Salvador -- Emigration and immigration -- Juvenile fiction | Mexico -- Juvenile fiction | Tijuana (Baja California, Mexico) -- Juvenile fiction | United States -- Emigration and immigration -- Juvenile fiction | United States -- Emigration and immigration -- Poetry | JUVENILE FICTION / Stories in Verse | JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / Caribbean & Latin America | JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / Hispanic & Latino | JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emigration & Immigration | Juvenile works | Novels in verse | Poetry | Novels in verse | Illustrated worksIssued also in electronic formatSummary: "This novel in verse is a powerful first-person account of Misael Martínez, a Salvadoran boy whose family joins the caravan heading north to the United States. We learn all the different reasons why people feel the need to leave -- the hope that lies behind their decision, but also the terrible sadness of leaving home. We learn about how far and hard the trip is, but also about the kindness of those along the way. Finally, once the caravan arrives in Tijuana, Misael and those around him are relieved. They think they have arrived at the goal of the trip -- to enter the United States. But then tear gas, hateful demonstrations, force and fear descend on these vulnerable people. The border is closed. The book ends with Misael dreaming of El Salvador. This beautiful and timely story is written in simple but poetic verse by Jorge Argueta, the award-winning author of Somos como las nubes / We Are Like the Clouds. Award-winning Mexican illustrator Manuel Monroy illuminates Misael's journey. An author's note is included, along with a map showing the caravan's route."-- Provided by publisher.
List(s) this item appears in: September Latinx Heritage (Children's)
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

<p>An urgent and eloquent account of a boy traveling in a caravan from his beloved homeland of El Salvador to the US border.</p> <p>This novel in verse is a powerful first-person account of Misael Martínez, a Salvadoran boy whose family joins the caravan heading north to the United States. We learn all the different reasons why people feel the need to leave -- the hope that lies behind their decision, but also the terrible sadness of leaving home. We learn about how far and hard the trip is, but also about the kindness of those along the way.</p> <p>Finally, once the caravan arrives in Tijuana, Misael and those around him are relieved. They think they have arrived at the goal of the trip -- to enter the United States. But then tear gas, hateful demonstrations, force and fear descend on these vulnerable people. The border is closed. The book ends with Misael dreaming of El Salvador.</p> <p>This beautiful and timely story is written in simple but poetic verse by Jorge Argueta, the award-winning author of Somos como las nubes / We Are Like the Clouds . Award-winning Mexican illustrator Manuel Monroy illuminates Misael's journey. An author's note is included, along with a map showing the caravan's route.</p> <p>Key Text Features<br> author's note<br> map<br> illustrations</p> <p>Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:</p> <p>CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.5<br> Explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fits together to provide the overall structure of a particular story, drama, or poem.</p>

Translation of: Caravana al norte.

Translated by Elizabeth Bell.

"This novel in verse is a powerful first-person account of Misael Martínez, a Salvadoran boy whose family joins the caravan heading north to the United States. We learn all the different reasons why people feel the need to leave -- the hope that lies behind their decision, but also the terrible sadness of leaving home. We learn about how far and hard the trip is, but also about the kindness of those along the way. Finally, once the caravan arrives in Tijuana, Misael and those around him are relieved. They think they have arrived at the goal of the trip -- to enter the United States. But then tear gas, hateful demonstrations, force and fear descend on these vulnerable people. The border is closed. The book ends with Misael dreaming of El Salvador. This beautiful and timely story is written in simple but poetic verse by Jorge Argueta, the award-winning author of Somos como las nubes / We Are Like the Clouds. Award-winning Mexican illustrator Manuel Monroy illuminates Misael's journey. An author's note is included, along with a map showing the caravan's route."-- Provided by publisher.

Translated from the Spanish.

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