Book of the Month:
Written by: Linda Jacobs Altman
Illustrated by: Enrique O. Sanchez
Amelia Luisa Martinez hates roads. Los caminos, the roads, take her migrant worker family to fields where they labor all day, to schools where no one knows Amelia’s name, and to bleak cabins that are not homes. She longs for the day when she does not need to move again, and can live in a tidy white house with a fine shade tree. One day, Amelia discovers an “accidental road.” At its end, she finds an amazing old tree. Its stately sense of permanence inspires her to put her own roots down in a special way—by placing her favorite things in a box and burying it next to the tree, so she will always have a place to go back to.