Lights on the River by Jane Resh Thomas

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"The memory of Christmas in her grandmother's village in Mexico sustains a child through harsh times as she travels across the U.S. with her family of migrant workers. . . . Dooling's expressive paintings show the individual family members against the shadowy, changing landscape."--Booklist. A Booklist Editor's Choice 1994. Full color.
 

About Jane Resh Thomas

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Jane Resh Thomas has written more than a dozen fiction and nonfiction books for young readers, including the highly praised BEHIND THE MASK for Clarion. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
 
Published September 1, 1994 by Hyperion (Juv). 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Teresa, watching her baby brother and little niece while their parents harvest cucumbers, remembers a precious visit home to Teresa's grandmother (Abuela) in Mexico--the camaraderie, shared music, and feast featuring a scrawny rooster and the Christmas custom of floating candles in little wooden ...

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Following crop work from farm to farm, Maria's migrant-worker mother tells the family, ``We carry our house on our backs.'' The intense labor, meager wages and squalid living quarters take their toll,

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Following crop work from farm to farm, Maria's migrant-worker mother tells the family, ``We carry our house on our backs.'' The intense labor, meager wages and squalid living quarters take their toll, and, to make things more bearable, Maria concentrates on her Abuela and the Christmas Eve tradit...

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