by Sandra Cisneros
This short, beautifully illustrated (by Ester Hernandez) fable for grownups is not merely about the lost black and white cat of the title. Sandra is feeling lost and wonders at her 53-year-old orphan status when a friend comes to visit her in San Antonio, and the friend's cat runs off. They spend several days searching the neighborhood, and the search becomes one with Sandra's grief journey. Beautiful.