Groundwood Books

Dos conejos blancos

Written by Jairo Buitrago • Illustrated by Rafael Yockteng

Spanish | For readers 4 - 7 years old | Published October 14, 2016 | ISBN 9781554989041
JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / Mexico

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56 pages | 8.27 in × 8.86 in
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About this book

Dos conejos blancos

Jairo Buitrago • Rafael Yockteng

In this moving and timely story, a young child describes what it is like to be a migrant as she and her father travel north toward the US border.

They travel mostly on the roof of a train known as The Beast, but the little girl doesn’t know where they are going. She counts the animals by the road, the clouds in the sky, the stars. Sometimes she sees soldiers. She sleeps, dreaming that she is always on the move, although sometimes they are forced to stop and her father has to earn more money before they can continue their journey.

As many thousands of people, especially children, in Mexico and Central America continue to make the arduous journey to the US border in search of a better life, this is an important book that shows a young migrant’s perspective.

About the Creators

Jairo Buitrago

Jairo Buitrago is a children’s book author who has collaborated with Rafael Yockteng on several picture books. Their books have been included on IBBY’s Honor List, in the White Ravens Catalogue (Germany) and on Banco del Libro’s “Los mejores libros del año” / Best Books of the Year (Venezuela).

Rafael Yockteng

Rafael Yockteng has illustrated a number of children's books, which have been published in Colombia and abroad. He lives in Bogotá, Colombia.

Awards and Praise
This beautiful, understated story is extremely important right now; it will resonate with many and open the eyes of children unfamiliar with the experience of immigration.