Home at Last

By Center for Children's Books

(Bulletin of the Center of Children’s Books) Although the tale focuses on Mama, it plays out through Ana’s point of view, and the child’s frustration with Mama’s stubbornness and her own inability to help in any direct way are powerfully conveyed. Davalos captures much of Mama’s pain and dignity in her expressive doe eyes.The text, though a trifle long, is smooth and well paced, and listeners who take communication for granted will readily sense the vulnerability of a newcomer who has left her language at home.