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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Star in the Forest by Laura Resau

Zitlally's parents are immigrants from Mexico. When her father is deported back to Mexico, she is so sad that she stops trying to fit in with the popular girls at school. She finds a dog tied up in a car junkyard, and befriends it and feeds it. She comes to believe that the fate of the dog is connected to her father's fate. Star in the Forest is a lovely, gentle story of friendship and standing firm, with a ring of truth. Includes a note on immigration and a glossary of Nahuatl and Spanish words. This book reminded me a little of Pam Munoz Ryan's Becoming Naomi Leon, but for a slightly younger audience. (149 p.)

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