Migrant: Perfect Picture Book Friday


Illustrator: Isabelle Arsenault
Publisher: Groundwood Books, 2011
Genre: fiction
Themes: migrant workers, siblings, imagination
Age Level: 4-7
Opening: There are times when Anna feels like a bird. It is the birds, after all, that fly north in the spring and south every fall, chasing the sun, following the warmth.
Synopsis: This is the story of Anna and her family, Mennonite migrant workers from Mexico who must travel north each year to work in Canada.
I follow this fabulous illustrator’s work, but the theme is intriguing for a picture book. It is beautiful, and would be a great addition to the classroom.
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