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reading The Land of the Cranes, a heart-wrenchingly beautiful story in verse of a young Latinx girl who learns to hold on to hope and love even in the darkest of places: a family detention center for migrants and refugees. 

Saturday, January 30, 2021 - 11:00am

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Nine-year-old Betita and her parents fled Mexico after her uncle was killed by the cartels, and settled in Los Angeles seeking political asylum and safety in what her father calls Aztlan, the land of the cranes; but now they have been swept up by by the government's Immigration Customs Enforcement, her father deported back to Mexico, and Betita and her mother confined in a family detention camp--Betita finds heart in her imagination and the picture poems her father taught her, but each day threatens to further tear her family apart.

Aida Salazar is also the author of The Moon Within. She lives with her family of artists in a teal house in Oakland.

 

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The Land of the Cranes Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338343809
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Published: Scholastic Press - September 15th, 2020