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To The Other Side

By Monica Encarnacion, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Powerful, resilient, often scary, tale of child migration.

To the Other Side book cover: Illustration of big sister and little brother wearing colorful Mexican masks that look like a rabbit and a jaguar

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This poignant, often scary story emphasizes the importance of understanding the immigrant experience. To The Other Side offers an impactful narrative that humanizes the often-overlooked plight of migrant kids. Meza's captivating work of art engages young readers with its emotionally resonant storytelling and sensitively addresses the challenges faced by immigrant families. While the book's handling of immigration may be emotionally charged for younger kids, it remains essential for conveying the realities of the immigrant experience. This compassionate and insightful picture book, beautifully illustrated in black and white with vibrant splashes of red, yellow, orange, and violet, encourages empathy for those navigating similar challenges and makes this a significant addition to children's literature addressing the topic of immigration. Beautiful and whimsical, this unique and timely picture book fosters empathy and appreciation for diversity encouraging meaningful conversations about the immigrant experience and the importance of welcoming those seeking a better life.

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