My Two Border Towns
My Two Border Towns by David Bowles and illustrated by Erika Meza.
In this enchanting picture book, published in both English and Spanish, David Bowles brings readers along as a father and his young son cross the U.S.-México border for their biweekly trip. The two cross over to get groceries, pick up medicine, and visit with family. On the way home, they meet up with the son’s friend, Élder, an immigrant who has been waiting at the border for 6 months to be granted entry to the U.S. Bowles’s prose, punctuated by Erika Meza’s poignant and touching artwork, invites readers to humanize the border and seek understanding and empathy for immigrant communities