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Tomas and the Library Lady (Dragonfly Books)

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A gentle text and innovative artwork depict a pivotal summer in a boy's life when he and his family leave their Texas home for farm work in Iowa. One morning, while his parents pick corn, Toma s visits the imposing town library and meets a kindly librarian who gently coaxes him inside. Throughout the hot days thereafter, she offers Toma s cool drinks of water and adventurous escapes into books; on slow days he teaches her Spanish until it's time to return home to Texas: 'I have a sad word to teach you today. The word is adio s. It means good-bye.' . . . While young readers and future librarians will find this an inspiring tale, the end note gives it a real kick: the story is based on an actual migrant worker Toma s Rivera] who became chancellor of a university--where the library now bears his name. --Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN:
9780756979355
Author:
Mora, Pat
Publisher:
Perfection Learning
Illustrator:
Colon, Raul
Subject:
Mexican americans
Subject:
Books and reading
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
School & Education
Subject:
Biographical - General
Subject:
Migrant labor
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Series:
Dragonfly Books
Publication Date:
20000231
Binding:
LIBRARY BOUND
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Dimensions:
10.00x8.00x.40 in. .60 lbs.
Age Level:
05-08

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Children's » General
Children's » Situations » General
Young Adult » Nonfiction » Biographies

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