Waiting for Papa/Esperando a Papa

By Rene Colato Lainez; Anthony Accardo (Illustrator)
(Arte Publico Press, Hardcover, 9781558854031, 1pp.)

Publication Date: November 2004

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Juvenile Fiction. Latino/Latina Studies. In this heartwarming bilingual picture book about a boy's reunion with his father, readers discover a young character whose vision and tenacity allow him to accomplish a feat that once seemed nearly impossible. Through the character's memories of El Salvador and his classroom experiences, the reader also gains insight into the tense political ramifications of war in a country and how that war impacts its survivors. For Beto and the reader, WAITING FOR PAPA is an educational lesson.

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