Ana Patino is adjusting well to her new life in the United States, but her mother is having a difficult time because she doesn't speak English. When Ana's baby brother falls ill, Mama tries to get help, but no one can understand her. Now convinced of the need to learn the native language, Mama agrees to take English lessons. As her knowledge of the English language grows, so does her sense of confidence and belonging.
|Publisher:||Lee & Low Books, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||8.30(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Lexile:||AD620L (what's this?)|
|Age Range:||7 - 8 Years|
About the Author
SUSAN MIDDLETON ELYA is the author of more than twenty picture books for children. She has degrees in Spanish and elementary education from Iowa State University, and she taught Spanish for many years. Elya is known for blending English and Spanish to create clever, lively, rhyming texts, A native of Iowa, she now lives in Danville, California.