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- Brief Synopsis:
- When Margie's cousin Lupe comes from Mexico to live in California with Margie's family, Lupe must adapt to America, while Margie, who thought it would be fun to have her cousin there, finds that she is embarrassed by her in school and jealous of her at home.
- Long Synopsis:
- 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.
- Book Quality:
- Publisher Quality
- ATHENEUM BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS
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- Copyrighted By:
- Gabriel M. Zubizarreta, Alma Flor Ada
- Adult content:
- English US
- Children's Books, Literature and Fiction
- Grade Levels:
- Fourth grade, Fifth grade, Sixth grade
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- Bookshare Staff
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