PICTURE BOOK | 2012 | 44 pages
In La casita, the innocence of a young boy’s childhood is shattered by the mounting presence of war. David loves the place he lives in, and the restaurant their parents own in downtown Guatemala City. The raise of civil war forces the family to sleep together under a table. Far from being scared, David likes the closeness to their parents and siblings—it makes him feel comfortable and safe.
Soon, the family is forced to spread apart. David’s parents flee Guatemala and move to Florida. Months later, their sons join them. They will have to get used to a new weather, different food, and to the irreparable loss of a language.
Beautifully written, La casita will show its readers the importance of family love, the struggles of migration, and the loss of identity.
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