My Diary from Here to There / Mi diario de aqui hasta allá

By Kirkus Reviews

Pérez captures the essence of the trauma of moving to a new place that is universal to all children, but here it is expanded by the facts of her immigrant experience. Gonzalez . . . packs her lively pages with vibrant, jewel-toned color and vivid images, illuminating the text and adding the richness of the culture. A nice touch is the back of the book jacket, which is a map of the area, showing the route from Amada’s old home to the new one. Pérez has plainly remembered her grandmother’s advice: ‘Keep your language and culture alive in your diary and in your heart.’ Very nicely done.