America Is Her Name
  • Published:
    Apr-1998 (Hardcover)
  • Formats:
    Print
  • Rating:
  • Pages:
    32
  • Age Level:
    06-09
  • Purchase:
Set in the Pilsen barrio of Chicago, this children's picture book gives a heartwarming message of hope. The heroine, América, is a primary school student who is unhappy in school until a poet visits the class and inspires the students to express themselves creatively-in Spanish or English. América Is Her Name emphasizes the power of individual creativity in overcoming a difficult environment and establishing self-worth and identity through the young girl América's desire and determination to be a writer. This story deals realistically with the problems in urban neighborhoods and has an upbeat theme: you can succeed in spite of the odds against you. Carlos Vázquez's inspired four-color illustrations give a vivid sense of the barrio, as well as the beauty and strength of the young girl América.




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    • Apr-1998
    • Curbstone Press
    • Hardcover
    • ISBN: 1880684403
    • ISBN13: 9781880684405

 


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