Held at an immigration detention center, Saya’s mother records and sends Saya bedtime stories inspired by Haitian folklore. Saya then writes her own story—one that helps to bring her mother home. Author’s note. Full-color illustrations done in oil paint.
Mama’s Nightingale: A Story of Immigration and SeparationBook Verdict
ISBN: 9780525428091 Format: Print Book Edition: Hardcover edition Publisher: Dial Page Count: 32 Trim Size: 10" x 10" Accelerated Reader: Level: 3.9, Points: 0.5 Scholastic Reading Counts: Level: 4.7, Points: 2 Lexile: Level: NC890L Awards & Honors: 2016 Jane Addams Children’s Book Award Honor Younger Children
Kirkus Reviews Best Children’s Books of 2015, Picture Books
Chicago Public Library Best Books of 2015, Picture Books
New York Public Library’s 100 Notable Titles for Reading and Sharing 2015, Children’s Books
2016 CCBC Choices– Picture Books forSchool-Age Children
2015 Cybils Award Nomination, Fiction Picture Books
Best Multicultural Books of 2015
Charlotte Zolotow, 2016 Highly Commended
Children’s Book Committee Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Books of 2016, Today
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