(“El nieto del Cóndor. De los Andes a Barcelona”) | Jesús Ballaz & Kim Amate | Akiara, Spain | 9+ | 184 pages | 12 x 20cm
A ten-year-old boy arrives on his own to Barcelona, where his mother works. But there has been a misunderstanding. Days go by and he can’t find her. He realizes that he has no other home than a bench in a square. This is a story filled with the contrasts between life in an Andean village and the fast pace of a European city, between the expectations of a child and the harshness of the streets, between kindness and distance, between fear and celebration. A tribute to the many hidden stories of immigration and arrival.