Mexique: A Refugee Story from the Spanish Civil War (Hardcover)

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By María José Ferrada, Ana Penyas (Illustrator)
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On May 27, 1937, over four hundred children sailed for Morelia, Mexico, fleeing the violence of the Spanish Civil War. Home was no longer safe, and Mexico was welcoming refugees by the thousands. Each child packed a suitcase and boarded the Mexique, expecting to return home in a few months. This was just a short trip, an extra-long summer vacation, they thought. But the war did not end in a few months, and the children stayed, waiting and wondering, in Mexico. When the war finally ended, a dictator--the Fascist Francisco Franco--ruled Spain. Home was even more dangerous than before.

This moving book invites readers onto the Mexique with the "children of Morelia," many of whom never returned to Spain during Franco's almost forty-year regime. Poignant and poetically told, Mexique opens important conversations about hope, resilience, and the lives of displaced people in the past and today.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780802855459
ISBN-10: 0802855458
Publisher: Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: October 27th, 2020
Pages: 40
Language: English