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.