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A Year Without Mom follows 12-year-old Dasha through a year full of turmoil after her mother leaves for America. It is the early 1990s in Moscow, and political change is in the air. But Dasha is more worried about her own challenges as she negotiates family, friendships and school without her mother. Just as she begins to find her own feet, she gets word that she is to join her mother in America — a place that seems impossibly far from everything and everyone she loves. -Amazon

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A young girl immigrates from Mexico to America in the 1950’s.  Her transition–sometimes difficult, sometimes wonderful–is told through letters back home to her beloved Aunt Lupita.  Beautifully told and drawn by husband/wife team Small and Stewart.


Wackiness ensues when the 50 states get a bad case of wanderlust.  A highly entertaining way to learn geography.



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