Steck-Vaughn Stories of America: Student Reader All for the Better , Story Book

Steck-Vaughn Stories of America: Student Reader All for the Better , Story Book

by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Rudy Gutierrez
     
 

During the dark days of the Great Depression, eleven-year-old Evelina Lopez leaves Puerto Rico to live with an aunt in New York City. Evelina learns that one person can make a difference as she adjusts to life in her new home.See more details below

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During the dark days of the Great Depression, eleven-year-old Evelina Lopez leaves Puerto Rico to live with an aunt in New York City. Evelina learns that one person can make a difference as she adjusts to life in her new home.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 2-5--All for the Better tells the story of how one caring person can make a difference. In 1933 the Great Depression had hit Puerto Rico as hard as it had hit the United States. Evelina Lopez, then 11, left her mother and sisters to live with an aunt in New York City. Her journey to Spanish Harlem, El Barrio, and the life that followed there make up this simple biography. When she learned that food packages were available to those who presented the proper forms, but that most of her neighbors were too ashamed to apply, she found a solution. From this early success, Evelina Lopez Antonetty became an activist on behalf of the Spanish community in New York, ultimately founding the United Bronx Parents Group. The language in this well-written biography is rich, flavored with Spanish words, and yet relatively easy to read. The black-and-white drawings scattered throughout highlight important details of the story. A worthy purchase. --Linda Greengrass, Bank Street College Library, New York City

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811480604
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
01/01/1997
Series:
Steck-Vaughn Stories of America Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
770L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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