Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant's Tale

pancho rabbit and the coyote

In this allegorical picture book, a young rabbit named Pancho eagerly awaits his papa’s return. Papa Rabbit traveled north two years ago to find work in the great carrot and lettuce fields to earn money for his family. When Papa does not return, Pancho sets out to find him. He packs Papa’s favorite meal—mole, rice and beans, a heap of warm tortillas, and a jug of aguamiel—and heads north. He meets a coyote, who offers to help Pancho in exchange for some of Papa’s food. They travel together until the food is gone and the coyote decides he is still hungry . . . for Pancho! Duncan Tonatiuh brings to light the hardship and struggles faced by thousands of families who seek to make better lives for themselves and their children by illegally crossing the border.---from the publisher

32 pages                      978-1419705830                   Ages 6-9

Keywords:  immigrants, family, journey, illegal immigrants, diversity, diverse books, Latino author, rabbits, coyote, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old, Mexico, Social Studies Curriculum, father/son, allegory

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Editor's Note:  Winner of the Tomas Rivera Mexican-American Children's Book Award

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