With so much in the news these days about immigrants and United States immigration policy, I thought I’d share this new picture book with you, Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: a Migrant’s Tale by Duncan Tonatiuh. In this book, created for young children, folkloric art is combined with contemporary realities. While I usually use my own words to describe the books I thought that the author/illustrator’s words from his blog expressed them best. (https://duncantonatiuh.wordpress.com/2014/01/15/pancho-rabbit-and-the-coyote/).
“Immigration comes in and out of the news cycle. But when it is discussed, it is usually in abstract terms. Instead of focusing on the experience of actual people politicians discuss immigrants as a statistic in the economy. Or worse, when we hear of immigrants in the media, it is with negative and sensational tones. Undocumented immigrants are often equated with terrorists and drug traffickers, when in reality almost all immigrants are hard working people trying to provide for their families.”
This book is worth reading!