Every year a group of students from Mrs. Randall’s class gets to lay a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. This year, the lucky students will be those who write the best letter pleading their case.
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Names carry weight. Our name and where we are from is a large part of what makes us who we are. Many times a name is said wrong or shortened to make pronouncing it easier for us, but for the other person it feels as if we are dismissing them. The book is written by a Muslim author and features a child with a name that is difficult to pronounce that means "excellent guidance."
Have you ever known someone who was willing to give up a great personal opportunity to help someone else? We all make choices about helping others that may interfere with our own plans. The thing we give up is an opportunity cost.
We are all who we are meant to be. This affirming book with rhyme and repetition shows us the beauty in each of us.
Written in both Spanish and English, this book tells the story of Ixchel from Guatemala who wants to be part of the cultural arts tradition of Mayan weaving. Her mother says she is too young to learn and they cannot afford the threads for Ixchel to practice with.
This books tells the real-life journey of Cesar Chavez, who moved with his childhood family of Mexican heritage from farm to farm as migrants, trying to earn enough money for food and housing.
In “Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpre`," Anika Aldamuy Denise tells the true story of the famed Latinx author and librarian Pura Belpre’.