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My Two Border Towns



by
David Bowles
illustrated by
Erika Meza

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Penguin Random House
Imprint
Kokila
ISBN
9780593111048
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A picture book debut by an award-winning author about a boy’s life on the U.S.-Mexico border, visiting his favorite places on The Other Side with his father, spending time with family and friends, and sharing in the responsibility of community care.

Early one Saturday morning, a boy prepares for a trip to The Other Side/El Otro Lado. It’s close—just down the street from his school—and it’s a twin of where he lives. To get there, his father drives their truck along the Rio Grande and over a bridge, where they’re greeted by a giant statue of an eagle. Their outings always include a meal at their favorite restaurant, a visit with Tío Mateo at his jewelry store, a cold treat from the paletero, and a pharmacy pickup. On their final and most important stop, they check in with friends seeking asylum and drop off much-needed supplies.

My Two Border Towns by David Bowles, with illustrations by Erika Meza, is the loving story of a father and son’s weekend ritual, a demonstration of community care, and a tribute to the fluidity, complexity, and vibrancy of life on the U.S.-Mexico border.Full-color illustrations were created with gouache, watercolor, pencil, and “digital gimmicks.” 

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

40

Trim Size

9" x 11"

Dewey

E

AR

0: points 0

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Nov 2021

Book Genres

Picture Book

Topics

Fathers and sons. City and town life. Mexican Americans. Emigration and immigration. United States. Mexico. US-Mexico border. 

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