Mama's Nightingale: A Story of Immigration and Separation

Bias, Discrimination & Hate
People, Identity & Culture
Author(s):
Edwidge Danticat
Illustrator(s):
Leslie Staub
Age Group:
6-10
Publisher:
Dial Books
ISBN:
978-0525428091
Year:
Bias, Discrimination & Hate
People, Identity & Culture

After Saya's mother is sent to an immigration detention center, Saya finds comfort in listening to her mother's warm greeting on their answering machine. To ease the distance between them while she’s in jail, Mama begins sending Saya bedtime stories inspired by Haitian folklore on a cassette tape. Moved by her mother's tales and her father's attempts to reunite their family, Saya writes a story of her own—one that just might bring her mother home for good.

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