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Friday, May 4, 2007

A GRREAT ESL Bi-Lingual Book

Title: A School Named for Someone Like Me / Una escula con un nombre como el mio
Author: Diana Dávila Martίnez
Illustrator: Anthony Accardo
Publisher and/or Distributor: Piñata Books
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Pages: 63
ISBN: 1-55885-334-0
Price: $7.95
Publishing Date: 2001
Reader: Bob Spear
Rating: 5 hearts

This bilingual book tells the story of a young Hispanic man who exemplified kindness and concern for others all his life. He rose from a working class home to become brilliant young lawyer for the people. After an untimely drowning death, an elementary school in his old neighborhood is renamed after him. The story is told through the author’s eyes as a young girl. The use of both an English and a Spanish version on the same page will be helpful to students trying to learn the other language. The story of this fine young man’s life and the people he helped is touching. The fact that he was Hispanic makes him important as a role model for both Hispanic and Anglo youth. We rated it five hearts.

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