Me llamo Maria Isabel (My Name Is Maria Isabel) [NOOK Book]

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Para María Isabel Salazar López lo más difícil de ser la alumna recién llegada a una nueva escuela es que la maestra no la llama por su nombre. —Ya tenemos dos Marías en esta clase—le dice la maestra. —¿Por qué no te llamamos Mary?

Pero a María Isabel la llamaron así en recuerdo de la madre de su padre y de Chabela, su querida abuelita puertorriqueña. ¿Podrá hacerle comprender a la maestra que perder su ...
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Me llamo Maria Isabel (My Name Is Maria Isabel)

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Overview

Para María Isabel Salazar López lo más difícil de ser la alumna recién llegada a una nueva escuela es que la maestra no la llama por su nombre. —Ya tenemos dos Marías en esta clase—le dice la maestra. —¿Por qué no te llamamos Mary?

Pero a María Isabel la llamaron así en recuerdo de la madre de su padre y de Chabela, su querida abuelita puertorriqueña. ¿Podrá hacerle comprender a la maestra que perder su nombre es perder la parte más importante de sí misma?
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781442465732
  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
  • Publication date: 7/10/2012
  • Language: Spanish
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 362,500
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • File size: 11 MB
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Meet the Author

 Alma Flor Ada, an authority on multicultural and bilingual education, is the recipient of the 2012 Virginia Hamilton Literary Award. She is the author of numerous award-winning books for young readers, including Dancing Home with Gabriel Zubizarreta, My Name is Maria Isabel, Under the Royal Palms, (Pura BelprÉ Medal), Where the Flame Trees Bloom, and The Gold Coin (Christopher Award Medal). She lives in California, and you can visit her at almaflorada.com
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  • Posted August 15, 2009

    Alma Flor Ada shines again with this true to life story.

    This is a very good and straightforward read. A beautifully told tale of a typical experience of immigrants confronting the US culture. I would highly recommend this book to both native speakers and to learners of Spanish. As a teacher, I will be using it as reading material for learners of Spanish, and as a talking tool to broaden understanding of diverse experiences.
    I am a big fan Alma Flor Ada -- both as a writer and a translator she always delivers.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2003

    An Enchanting Story of Dignity - Un cuento precioso sobre la dignitad

    This book, Me Llamo María Isabel, tells the story of a girl who moved from to New York City from Puerto Rico, recounting how she sought to adapt to her new society while preserving her cultural identity. On her first day of school, María Isabel¿s teacher introduced the new girl as Mary Lopez, for no other reason that there are already two girls named Maria in the class. María Isabel, however, did not like the sound of the English name, which sounded strange to her. María Isabel Salazar López is proud of her name, which honored two much-admired members of her family. She knew that the teacher meant no harm, but does not know how express what she really wants. While reading Charlotte¿s Web, María Isabel discovered how her spider hero conveyed her message and finds an ingenious way to tell her teacher, along with everyone else, how she really feels. Alma Flor Ada weaves a beautiful story about dignity without preaching. My only reservation is that, with other Latino students in her class, Maria Isabel could not have asked them to translate her desire to the teacher; futher, why was María Isabel not in a bilingual class? The story¿s central theme, though, is very real; this story is a true gem and a great way to brush up on one¿s Spanish. El librito Me llamo María Isabel cuenta la historia de una niña quien se mudó a Nueva York de Puerto Rico; ahora está buscando cómo se va ajustar a la sociedad nueva mientras retiendo su identidad cultural. En el primer día de escuela, la maestra la presenta a los estudiantes como Mary López, solamente por qué ya hay dos niñitas que se llaman María. Tambien, a María Isabel le parece el sonido del nombre Mary un poquito extraño. María Isabel Salazar López está muy orgullosa de su nombre, que su familia ha llamado de después de dos personas muy queridas. María ya sabe que la maestra no lo hace por maldad, pero ella tiene difucultad de pensar como decir a ella lo que realamente desea. Cuándo ha terminado leer el cuento Las arañas de Carlota, María realiza como su héroe comunica su mensaje. Por fin, María encuentra una manera ingeniosa de decirle a su maestra y a otros lo que verdaderamente siente. Alma Flor Ada cuenta una historia bien linda sobre la dignidad - sin predicar el mensaje. Mi única crítica es, aunque habia tantos estudiantes latinos en la clase, María Isabel no podía preguntarles ayudar o traducir a la maestra lo que ella realamente quiere. Y ¿Porque María Isabel no estaba en una clase bilingüe? La tema, sin embargo, es auténtica; este librito es precioso y una manera buena para practicar el español.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2014

    Oh my god

    I ALREADY READ THIS AT SCHOOL SO SCREW IT ASK YO MAMA IF yo can go to u.s.a fremont elementary antioch california my names jeremy type in on you tube:the lion king fremont elementary so if you go there im in 4th grade k

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