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Cervantes, Angela.
New York : Scholastic, 2013
IL 3-6, RL 4.1
ISBN 0545489458

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Can you imagine having your mother deported out of the country due to the immigration laws of the country where you and your father are legal American citizens?  That means you and dad get to stay, but your mother has to leave.  This is what happens to eleven-year-old Gaby.  She and her father remain in the U.S.; her mother is deported to Honduras.  How would you feel?  Gaby feels sad.  She’s never even been to Honduras!  And her schoolmates…. do you think all of them are kind and sympathetic to her situation?  Gaby feels lost, too. But life is a combination of “sun” and “rain”.  Gaby’s class begins a long-term service project at an animal shelter, and this is where things begin to change for her.  Will there be less “rain” and more “sun” for Gaby now?  Will she ever be reunited with her mother?  Can Gaby endure it all, regardless of what life brings her way?  (Prepared by: Rose Davis, Arden Elementary School,   South Carolina Children's Books Award Nominee, 2016)

SUBJECTS:     Human-animal relationships -- Fiction.
                        Volunteers -- Fiction.

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