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Buitrago, Jairo

Walk with Me

(2) K-3 Translated by Elisa Amado. Illustrated by Rafael Yockteng. A girl walks through an unidentified, impoverished Latin American city with a lion. The illustrations imply a violent political climate: a newspaper headline reads "Familias de Desaparecidos [Families of the Disappeared]"; they also draw a clear parallel between the girl's absent father (glimpsed in a photograph) and the lion, suggesting that she remembers her father for his lion-like courage and that courage gives her hope to continue.

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