Hello, Amigos!

Tricia Brown, Author, Fran Ortiz, Illustrator, Fran Ortiz, Photographer Henry Holt & Company $15.95 (42p) ISBN 978-0-8050-0090-0
The team who created Someone Special, Just Like You now present a portrait of Mexican-American culture, showing one special day in the life of first-grader Frankie Valdez. Frankie takes a long bus ride to his San Francisco school, where he and his sister enjoy the warmth of helpful bilingual teachers. The author sprinkles Spanish words throughout, explained by a glossary: For Frankie's school birthday celebration, Mrs. Giddings makes a Corona; for some festivities, his mother mashes avocados with her molcajate; and a mariachi sings before Frankie breaks his pinata, etc. Large, clear photos effectively show Frankie's comfort in straddling two cultures, along with his large family. (5-9)
Reviewed on: 09/29/1986
Release date: 10/01/1986
Paperback - 48 pages - 978-0-8050-1891-2
Paperback - 36 pages - 978-0-590-46906-7
Prebound-Other - 978-0-8335-8573-8
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