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Mama’s Nightingale


Written By: Edwidge Danticat
Illustrated By: Leslie Staub


Mama’s Nightingale: A Story of Immigration and Separation

Summary: When Saya’s mother is sent to jail as an illegal immigrant, she sends her daughter a cassette tape with a song and a bedtime story, which inspires Saya to write a story of her own–one that just might bring her mother home.

Rating: 4 ****

A touching story about children of illegal immigrants and the hardships they face at the loss of their parents. Teaches kids that they too can be political advocates and help fight the government.

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