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Con cariño, Amalia (Love, Amalia)

by Alma Flor Ada Gabriel M. Zubizarreta

Martha, la mejor amiga de Amalia, va a mudarse muy lejos. Y Amalia se siente triste y enojada. Sin embargo, aunque la vida parece injusta, las sabias palabras cariÑosas de su abuelita la ayudan a sentirse un poco mejor. Amalia disfruta el tiempo que comparte con su abuela: cocinando, escuchando cuentos y mÚsica y aprendiendo de la familia mientras miran las tarjetas que la abuelita atesora en una caja de madera de olivo.Pero cuando una nueva pÉrdida sacude la vida de Amalia, nada tiene ya sentido. ¿PodrÁ descubrir Amalia, a pesar del dolor, que especial es, aun si quienes ama ya no estÁn a su lado?

Dancing Home

by Alma Flor Ada Gabriel M. Zubizarreta

American-born Margie only sees problems when she thinks of Mexico, her parents' home. By shortening her name and perfecting her unaccented English, she's finally convinced the kids at school that she is one hundred percent American. But when her Mexican cousin Lupe comes to visit, everything changes. Things at home hadn't been the same for Lupe since her father left to find work in the North. But being in a new school in the States doesn't seem to be any easier, and Lupe finds herself in need of a friend. When a special performance puts the two girls onstage, side-by-side, they'll find a new kind of home--in each other. Award-winning author Alma Flor Ada, for the first time with her son, Gabriel M. Zubizarreta, crafts an honest and accessible story about the quintessential immigrant experience: struggling to be a part of something new, while staying true to who you are.

Love, Amalia

by Alma Flor Ada Gabriel M. Zubizarreta

A young girl's discovery of her cultural heritage helps her lovingly cope with loss in this tender tale from acclaimed authors Alma Flor Ada and Gabriel Zubizarreta.Amalia's best friend Martha is moving away, and Amalia is feeling sad and angry. And yet, even when life seems unfair, the loving, wise words of Amalia's abuelita have a way of making everything a little bit brighter. Amalia finds great comfort in times shared with her grandmother: cooking, listening to stories and music, learning, and looking through her treasured box of family cards. But when another loss racks Amalia's life, nothing makes sense anymore. In her sorrow, will Amalia realize just how special she is, even when the ones she loves are no longer near? From leading voices in Hispanic literature, this thoughtful and touching depiction of one girl's transition through loss and love is available in both English and Spanish.

Nacer Bailando (Dancing Home)

by Alma Flor Ada Gabriel M. Zubizarreta

Un aÑo de revelaciones culmina con una actuaciÓn llena de sorpresas, mientras dos niÑas descubren su lugar en el mundo.MÉxico es el paÍs de sus padres, pero no el de Margie. Ella ha logrado convencer a sus compaÑeros de escuela que es cien por ciento estadounidense, igual que ellos. Pero cuando Lupe, su prima mexicana, va a vivir a su casa, la imagen de sÍ misma que habÍa creado se deshace. La situaciÓn de Lupe no es fÁcil. Siente que su casa de MÉxico no es un hogar desde que su padre se fue al norte. La esperanza de poder encontrarlo en los Estados Unidos le da algo de consuelo, pero aprender un idioma nuevo en una escuela nueva representa un gran desafÍo. Al igual que Margie, Lupe necesita una amiga. Poco a poco, los pasos de cada niÑa van encontrando el ritmo de un baile compartido, a medida que descubren el verdadero significado del hogar. Siguiendo la tradiciÓn de Me llamo MarÍa Isabel, Alma Flor Ada y su hijo Gabriel M. Zubizarreta ofrecen un relato honesto de los valores de la familia, y de la amistad y de la experiencia que debe atravesar el inmigrante: volverse parte de algo nuevo y, a la vez, conservar la propia identidad.

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