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. By David Bowles, with stunning watercolor 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. Available in English and Spanish.---from the publisher
40 pages 978-0593111048 Ages 4-8
Keywords: father/son, diversity, diverse books, immigration, immigrants, helping others, community, empathy, Latino, Latina, Latinx, 4 year old, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old, multicultural, Social Studies Curriculum