Mama's Nightingale

By DANTICAT, Edwidge

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School Library Journal

Starred Review on May 1, 2016  |  Multimedia Review

PreS-Gr 2—Danticat's first book for children is the bittersweet story, bookended by a lilting guitar and accordion waltz, of a family fractured by United States immigration law. For three months, Saya and her father have trudged through their days, doing what they can to stay connected with Saya's mother, an undocumented immigrant—including weekly visits to the detention center where she's being kept. By night, Papa writes letter after letter, attempting to get the paperwork necessary for Mama to be released ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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