Picture Books

Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant’s Tale

Picture book. Written and illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh. 2013. 32 pages.
An age-appropriate story that brings to light the hardship and struggles faced by thousands of families crossing the border.

Time Periods: 21st Century
Themes: Immigration, Latinx

 Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant's Tale (Book) | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's HistoryFinally, here is a politically relevant book to read to young children about contemporary migration issues, including crossing the border without documents and family separation. Duncan Tonatiuh is a master storyteller, using allegory and animals to talk about these harrowing realities in an age-appropriate way. Illustrator as well as author, Tonatiuh has taken forms from Mixtec code and combined them with contemporary colors and textures. The result is an exquisite and crucial book for ages 7 and older. [Description by Rethinking Schools.]

ISBN: 9781419705830  | Abrams Books for Young Readers