In this poignant follow-up to África en el corazón, young Diko has managed to make it from his native Cameroon to Madrid. His rose-colored view of his new home is radically altered on his first day at the La Merced refugee center, however. The discrimination he faces there and the omnipresent threat of deportation complicate the idyllic vision he had of life in Spain. This realistic and powerful tale is useful as a resource for teaching about the challenges confronted by immigrants and refugees.
About the Author
María Carmen de la Bandera is a teacher and an award-winning author of books for children and young adults, including África en el corazón and Sentir los colores.