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Picture storybooks depicting the children of migrant farmworkers can serve multiple purposes in the classroom and library. However, the painful realities of migrancy challenge authors and illustrators to find a difficult balancing point between oppressive realities and unjustifiable romanticism while avoiding problematic stereotypes. Single books often do well vis-à-vis some aspects of migrancy but trip up regarding other issues. This article applies a critical perspective to an exhaustive collection of twenty-six books published over the past two decades and argues that only through complementary readings of multiple books can we do justice to the lives of those who feed us.