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This is a light, engaging narrative that successfully combines information on Hispanic culture with familiar and recognizable childhood themes. –School Library Journal

The Skirt

Written by Gary Soto
Illustrated by Eric Velasquez
Published by Yearling Books

Miata Ramirez is scared and upset. The skirt she brought to show off at school is gone. She brought her folklorico skirt to show off at school and left it on the bus. It’s not just any skirt. This skirt belonged to Miata’s mother when she was a child in Mexico. On Sunday, Miata and her dance group are supposed to be going to dance folklorico, or traditional Mexican folk dances; and that kind of dancing requires a skirt like the one Miata lost. It’s Friday afternoon. Miata doesn’t want her parents to know she’s lost something again. Can she find a way to rescue the precious skirt in time? With its focus on family ties, friendship, and ethnic pride and includes an afterword from its acclaimed author, The Skirt is a story that children everywhere will relate to and be inspired by, no matter their background.

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Available As: Paperback
Middle Grade, Age 08 or older

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Setting: United States

Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: 1st Generation

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