Mi papá es un agrícola

$19.99
Type: Books

2024 Pura Belpré Youth Illustration Honor Award

Illustrated by Pura Belpré-award winner and fine art artist, Jose Ramirez, in this bilingual picture book children will learn about the dedication and hard work of farm workers, who tirelessly labor from sunrise to sunset to provide for their families. The book highlights the sacrifices that farm workers make to ensure that crops are harvested and food reaches our tables. This book provides a glimpse into the lives of farm workers and their important role in agriculture, offering cultural representation and recognition of their contributions to society.

Where the fields meet the horizon, our harvesters gather the crops that fill our bellies, from sunrise to sunset. Told from the perspective of a proud son, this heartfelt and beautifully illustrated story illuminates the sacrifice and hardship that one father endures for his family. 

Author: J. Roman Pérez Varela
Illustrator: Jose Ramirez
Retail: $19.99 USD (hardcover book)
Dimensions: 11.38" x 9"

Weight: 15.2 oz
Ages: 4-8

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Karina Gonzalez
Absolutely beautiful story that I see myself and my family reflected in!

As a fellow Salinas native, daughter of a farmworker and a school based Speech-Language Pathologist I absolutely love this story. I purchased multiple copies for my therapy room as well as to gift my dad and siblings. I have never seen my family’s life reflected in a children’s book. I cried while admiring the beauty of this story and its depiction in the artwork. I was able to reflect on my childhood and my upbringing as I read the story. My grandpa also came to the United States through the Bracero Program and my dad immigrated here in the 70s. I just love everything about this story. I can’t wait to share it with my students and tell them a little bit more about myself and how I see myself reflected in “Mi papá es un agrícola”.

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