“We may not have documents but we all have a story and we all have a name.” So begins the narrative of Juan, who travels across the US border with a coyote (smuggler) to fi nd a job. While working as a busboy, he learns that he and his fellow workers make less than half the minimum wage. Juan risks everything to stand up for justice. Duncan Tonatiuh has created a graphic novel rendered in an accordion-fold format reminiscent of ancient Mixtec codices that searingly portrays what it means to be Undocumented (Abrams Comicarts, $19.99). Ages 12-17.
What is more a hallmark of childhood than the beloved Winnie-the-Pooh: Classic Gift Edition (E.P. Dutton, $16)? This replica of the first U.S. edition of A.A. Milne’s masterpiece from 1926 has Ernest H. Shepard’s beloved illustrations, maps, and more.
In another nod to the past, Caldecott winners Phillip and Erin Stead have completed an unfinished Mark Twain manuscript. The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine (Doubleday, $24.99) delivers dreamy watercolors and a lively narrative filled with Twain’s signature wit.