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Seré la Luna (I'll Be the Moon Spanish Edition)

Una historia de inmigración

Illustrated by Mafs Rodríguez Alpide
Published by The Collective Book Studio
Distributed by Simon & Schuster


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About The Book

Seré la luna es una historia de inmigración inspiradora acerca de la valentía y la distancia que recorremos para estar con nuestros seres queridos.

Bajo la inspiración y guía lunar, la niñe y su madre emprenden el viaje hacia al norte para reunirse con su padre, mientras evocan su hogar y abuela en su pueblo natal. En el camino hacia sus sueños, la luna les brinda claridad y un rumbo seguro.

Con vibrantes y evocadoras palabras de Phillip D. Cortez y cautivadoras ilustraciones de Mafs Rodríguez Alpide, Seré la luna nos sumerge en un mundo donde la luna desvanece la oscuridad y nos guía con ternura hacia aquellos a que amamos.

I'll Be the Moon is a heartening immigration story about a child’s courage and the distance traveled to be with loved ones.

In her journey North, a child is shepherded by the moon as she aims to reunite with her father across the border. With vivid and picturesque words by Phillip D. Cortez and imaginative illustrations by Mafs Rodríguez Alpide, I'll Be the Moon shows how la luna brings light to the darkness and guides us to those we love.


"Cortez's simple but rich telling of a child's view of crossing the desert brilliantly engages all of the senses as you follow the desert path with the moon as a familiar guide." —Rebecca Calderon, Ysleta ISD (TX) Library & Innovative Learning Department

"This is a great children’s book to teach imagery and figurative language with!" —Meg Libertucci, Little Free Library steward (NY)

About The Author

Phillip D. Cortez became fascinated with books and stories early in his life. It wasn’t long before he wanted to write his own stories. He’s the writer of two other children’s books: Night Rhythms (2011) and When I Close My Eyes (2013). Cortez still loves to read and, with his wife, Patty, is now fascinated by the many stories told by their four children: Ivan, Cameron, Ava, and Zoe. He lives in El Paso, Texas, with his family.

About The Illustrator

Mafs Rodríguez Alpide is a designer who lives in Mexico City. She was interested in the cultural and artistic world from a very young age. With a very active imagination and a lot of hard work, she went from doodling in her free time to a degree in Illustration at the School of Arts and Design at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). Currently, she is working on creating new characters and imagining new worlds daily to reach her dreams.

Product Details

  • Publisher: The Collective Book Studio (January 9, 2024)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781685554774
  • Ages: 4 - 8

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Raves and Reviews

"Una historia bonita y maravillosa para todos. Este libro es algo que todos pueden leer y de verdad sentir y ver el viaje de las familias inmigrantes."

"This was such a beautiful and touching read. It is such a great resource for readers to be able to really feel and have a view of a migrant family."

– Sarai Ramos, author of Andie’s Pit

"Gran historia para compartir con estudiantes en una ciudad fronteriza. ¡Además de hermosas ilustraciones!"

"Great story to share with students in a border town. Plus beautiful illustrations!"

– Annette Campos, 4th Grade Dual Language Teacher

"Bold hope is the theme of this picture book."

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