This engaging picture book provides a glimpse into the lives of seven boys named Pablo from seven countries: Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, New York, Peru, Brazil, and Guatemala. The Pablos are connected by their lives of struggle, conflict, poverty, fear, and danger, but the story ends with a message of hope for humanity. Suitable as a read-aloud for grades 2-7, the book deals with and offers opportunities for discussion of, serious contemporary issues of including refugees, immigration, poverty, and war, as well as writing, art, and research projects. The powerful images illustrate and reinforce the messages. Teacher guidance recommended. Log in to read the full review.