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“This is an important book to help mutual understanding in any school where immigrants with little or no English arrive.” –Children’s Literature

Carmen Learns English

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, Paperback
Picture Book, Age 06 or older

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Setting: United States

Character's Place in the Immigration Journey: Arrival

Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience

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