About the Book
Gaby Ramirez Howard loves volunteering at the local animal shelter, helping the cats and dogs there find new homes. She would love to adopt Feather, a shelter cat in need of a place to live—but Gaby’s mother has recently been deported to Honduras, and Gaby is in need of a new home herself. If Gaby doesn’t have somewhere that feels like home to her, how can she help Feather?
- What happens in Gaby’s life that in her opinion, changes everything?
- What motivates Gaby’s mother to take care of stray cats?
- Why is Feather so important to Gaby? Do you think taking Feather from the shelter is the right thing to do? Why or why not?
- Gaby is American, but her mother is not, which is why she was gets deported. How does this affect Gaby?
- What helps Gaby’s father realize that he is not taking care of her well enough?
- Do you think Gaby’s mother makes the right decision to stay in Honduras? Why or why not?
- If you could bring home an animal described in one of Gaby’s flyers, which one would you choose? Explain why.
- Gaby asks her aunt to tell her mother, “no matter how far away she is, she’s in my heart always.” What does Gaby mean by this?
- Would you prefer to be a dog trainer like Alma, a writer like Gaby, or a veterinarian like Dr. V? Explain your choice.
- Why are Jan and Dolores mean to Gaby? How does Gaby finally stand up for herself?