Sometimes by Hugo Ibarra and John Seidlitz


Sometimes follows the journey of two immigrant children after their arrival to The United States. It’s a beautiful tale of the determination in the face of struggles faced by children of immigration and can insight empathy and understanding from kids, parents and educators about a world otherwise unseen.

A Must-read for all young children!

Written for 4-8 year olds,
Sometimes follows the journey of Andrés and his sister, Clara, as they immigrate from Mexico to the United States. They see many strange sights for the first time — the border filled with cars, a strange U.S. town — and wonder why they had to leave their mother behind. As Andrés starts at a new school, he receives encouragement from a beloved teacher, buoying his hopes
until he and his sister are finally reunited with their mother.
Teaching a valuable lesson about holding on to hope, the book shows the impact of the courage,strength and hope parents and teachers provide to help children through a time of uncertainty. A story of a family’s close bond above all,Sometimes is relatable for any child.

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Self Disclosure: I participated in a book blog tour and received a free book to post.

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