Written by Judy Cox
Illustrated by Angela Dominquez
Published by Holiday House
Older sister Carmen tells Lupita, who is about to enter kindergarten, about her first day of school, when she could speak only Spanish. She recalls other children teasing her about saying the wrong words or mocking her accent. Yet with a kind teacher’s help, Carmen mastered English well enough to teach her new language to Lupita and then to begin to use it at school, where classmates learn Spanish from her.
Primary ISBN: 9780823421749
Available As: Hardcover
Picture Book, Age 06 or older
Community Represented: Mexican/Mexican American
Setting: United States
Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Arrival
Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience
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