I Wish You Knew
Author: Jackie Azúa Kramer; illustrated by Magdalena Mora
A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Children's Book of 2021
A heartfelt story that explores the aftermath of deportation, I Wish You Knew celebrates the power of connection and empathy among children.
When Estrella’s father has to leave because
he wasn’t born here, like her,
She misses him.
And she wishes people knew the way it affects her.
At home. At school.
But a school wrapped around a hundred-year-old oak tree is the perfect place to share and listen.
Some kids miss family,
Some kids are hungry,
Some kids live in shelters.
But nobody is alone.
A story about deportation, divided families, and the importance of community in the midst of uncertainty.
Roaring Brook Press