10 year old Mia Tang immigrates from China to southern California. Her parents become the managers of a small motel, where the family also lives. It is at the Calivista motel that Mia learns many life lessons as she works at the front desk.
Review by Gen McNaughton It’s rare to find a book for young children that covers sensitive topics like multiculturalism and gender expression, but this book manages to address both at once in a way that is both age appropriate and engaging. Julián is a young Latinx boy who notices some women dressed up as mermaids…
Review by Megan Wright Yuyi Morales’ Dreamers (Soñadores in its Spanish edition) tells the story of a journey from Mexico to the United States that Yuyi made with her son. At first they are intimidated by the “words unlike those of our ancestors” and refuse to speak. They struggle to adjust to their new home.…
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Review of the Rania Al-Abdullah’s The Sandwich Swap for CI 5404. A great story about differing taste in sandwiches and friends overcoming differences.