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Star in the Forest by Laura Resau
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A good dog story tempered by a realistic immigration story. While the language felt banal, the story of Zitlally, the 11-year-old daughter of an illegal immigrant who is deported leaving his wife & 3 daughters behind, feels plausible, as does the changing relationships between the protagonist & her friends. Ultimately, the story resolves happily, making it a draw for the dog-besotted or the relationship-savvy 3rd-grader. The endnotes about immigration from Mexico to the US are sensitive & valuable for all readers. Includes a Spanish glossary.
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