José loves helping Mamá in the garden outside their home in California. But when Mamá is sent back to Mexico for not having proper papers, José and his Papá face an uncertain future. What will it be like to visit Mamá in Tijuana? When will Mamá be able to come home?
Themes: Family, Immigration, Deportation, Childhood Experiences, Courage, Overcoming Obstacles, Persistence, Optimism/Enthusiasm, Hope, Empathy/Compassion, Home, Identity, Mothers, Fathers, People in Motion, Citizenship, Latino/Hispanic/Mexican Interest, Realistic Fiction