Near the border, the cars began to move very slowly. Papa, go fast. I
want to see Mama, I said. Jose loves helping Mama in the garden outside
their home in California. But when Mama is sent back to Mexico for not
having proper papers, Jose and his Papa face an uncertain future.
will it be like to visit Mama in Tijuana? When will Mama be able to come
Award-winning children s book author Rene Colato Lainez tackles
the difficult and timely subject of family separation with exquisite
tenderness. Rene is donating a portion of his royalties to El Centro
Madre Assunta, a refuge for women and children who are waiting to be
reunited with their families up north. Joe Cepeda s bright and engaging
illustrations bring this story of hope to vivid life.