Jacquelina is a ten-year-old girl who lives in the beautiful Central American country of Panama with her beloved Abuelita and her younger sister, Nana. Her Papa works hard and is often away for work, while her Mama moved to the United States of America many years earlier in search of a better life. Panama gives Jacquelina all she needs: clean air to breathe, fresh fruit to eat, and genuine happiness. She has a supportive community, friends, and the loving family she is blessed with. When her Abuelita unexpectedly passes away, Jacquelina is faced with a difficult decision: Move to New York with Mama or stay in Panama with Papa. Jacquelina's story invites readers to experience how an immigrant child finds her identity, voice and purpose.
From Panama to New York: Jacquelina's Story (2022 Mom's Choice Award Winner ) Paperback - April 12, 2022 by Jacqueline Atkins (Author)