Mama's Nightingale: A Story of Immigration and Separation Edwidge Danticat

Mama's Nightingale: A Story of Immigration and Separation

Author: Edwidge Danticat
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Book Title
Mama's Nightingale: A Story of Immigration and Separation
Author
Edwidge Danticat
ISBN
9780525428091
A touching tale of parent-child separation and immigration, from a National Book Award finalist After Saya's mother is sent to an immigration detention center, Saya finds comfort in listening to her mother's warm greeting on their answering machine. To ease the distance between them while she's in jail, Mama begins sending Saya bedtime stories inspired by Haitian folklore on cassette tape. Moved by her mother's tales and her father's attempts to reunite their family, Saya writes a story of her own--one that just might bring her mother home for good. With stirring illustrations, this tender tale shows the human side of immigration and imprisonment--and shows how every child has the power to make a difference.Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: Edwidge DanticatPublisher: Dial BooksPublished: 09/01/2015ISBN: 9780525428091Pages: 32Weight: 0.90lbsSize: 10.20h x 10.20w x 0.60dAward: Charlotte Zolotow Award - Highly CommendedReview Citations: Publishers Weekly 06/15/2015Kirkus Reviews 07/01/2015New York Times Book Review 08/23/2015 pg. 24School Library Journal 09/01/2015 pg. 118Horn Book Magazine 09/01/2015 pg. 77Kirkus Best Picture Books 11/15/2015 pg. 52Essence 12/01/2015 pg. 66Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 176658 / Mama's Nightingale: A Story of Immigration and SeparationReading Level: 3.9 / Interest Level: Lower Grade / Point Value: 0.5
A touching tale of parent-child separation and immigration, from a National Book Award finalist

After Saya's mother is sent to an immigration detention center, Saya finds comfort in listening to her mother's warm greeting on their answering machine. To ease the distance between them while she's in jail, Mama begins sending Saya bedtime stories inspired by Haitian folklore on cassette tape. Moved by her mother's tales and her father's attempts to reunite their family, Saya writes a story of her own--one that just might bring her mother home for good.

With stirring illustrations, this tender tale shows the human side of immigration and imprisonment--and shows how every child has the power to make a difference.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Edwidge Danticat
Publisher: Dial Books
Published: 09/01/2015
ISBN: 9780525428091
Pages: 32
Weight: 0.90lbs
Size: 10.20h x 10.20w x 0.60d
Award: Charlotte Zolotow Award - Highly Commended

Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 06/15/2015
Kirkus Reviews 07/01/2015
New York Times Book Review 08/23/2015 pg. 24
School Library Journal 09/01/2015 pg. 118
Horn Book Magazine 09/01/2015 pg. 77
Kirkus Best Picture Books 11/15/2015 pg. 52
Essence 12/01/2015 pg. 66

Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 176658 / Mama's Nightingale: A Story of Immigration and Separation
Reading Level: 3.9 / Interest Level: Lower Grade / Point Value: 0.5
A touching tale of parent-child separation and immigration, from a National Book Award finalist

After Saya's mother is sent to an immigration detention center, Saya finds comfort in listening to her mother's warm greeting on their answering machine. To ease the distance between them while she's in jail, Mama begins sending Saya bedtime stories inspired by Haitian folklore on cassette tape. Moved by her mother's tales and her father's attempts to reunite their family, Saya writes a story of her own--one that just might bring her mother home for good.

With stirring illustrations, this tender tale shows the human side of immigration and imprisonment--and shows how every child has the power to make a difference.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Edwidge Danticat
Publisher: Dial Books
Published: 09/01/2015
ISBN: 9780525428091
Pages: 32
Weight: 0.90lbs
Size: 10.20h x 10.20w x 0.60d
Award: Charlotte Zolotow Award - Highly Commended

Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 06/15/2015
Kirkus Reviews 07/01/2015
New York Times Book Review 08/23/2015 pg. 24
School Library Journal 09/01/2015 pg. 118
Horn Book Magazine 09/01/2015 pg. 77
Kirkus Best Picture Books 11/15/2015 pg. 52
Essence 12/01/2015 pg. 66

Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 176658 / Mama's Nightingale: A Story of Immigration and Separation
Reading Level: 3.9 / Interest Level: Lower Grade / Point Value: 0.5