Land of the Cranes

Written by Aida Salazar

A book written in verse, this is the story of a young girl who is seeking asylum in the United States with her family. She has learned to draw picture poems to express what she is experiencing and this book is a collection of her poems. The subject is real, raw, and politically charged, but presented in a beautiful way. Any child who is undocumented would be able to relate to the fear and insecurity. Those who are citizens can have their eyes opened to what it is like for those who sacrifice all for a hope of a future in America.

Reviewed by Marianna H Allred, Media Clerk, Robert Frost Elementary
Review shared in May 2021
Rating: ★★★★½ (4.5 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 4-6

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Land of Cranes
Written by Aida Salazar
Scholastic Press
243 pages
Release Date: September 15, 2020
ISBN: 9781338343809
A review copy was provided by the publisher.

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