El español es la lengua de mi familia (Spanish is the Language of My Family, Spanish Edition)

Michael Genhart (Author) John Parra (Illustrator)
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139219
Product Type: Hardcover Books
Age Groups: Ages 4 to 6, Ages 7 to 9

This is the Spanish language edition of Spanish is the Language of My Family.

An intergenerational story of family ties, cultural pride, and spelling bee victory following a young boy who bonds with his beloved abuela over a love of Spanish.

As a boy prepares for his school’s Spanish spelling bee, he asks his grandmother for help with some of the words he doesn’t know how to spell yet. When she studies with him, she tells him how different things were back when she was a girl, when she was only allowed to speak English in school. This only inspires him to study even harder and make his family proud.

Based on stories author Michael Genhart heard from his mother as a child, Spanish is the Language of My Family is about the joy of sharing cultural heritage with our families, inspired by the generations of Latino people who were punished for speaking Spanish and the many ways new generations are rejuvenating the language.

Michael Genhart’s text is as touching as it is poignant, and it’s paired with the striking artwork of multiple Pura Belpré Award-Winning illustrator John Parra. Extensive material at the back of the book includes essays from the author about the history of Spanish suppression in U.S. schools and information about the Spanish alphabet.

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SKU 139219
ISBN 9780823454464
Language Spanish
Lexile ® Measure N/A
Page Count 40
Product Type Hardcover Books
Book Type Picture Books
Additional Contributor John Parra
Primary Contributor Michael Genhart
Age Groups Ages 4 to 6, Ages 7 to 9
Publisher Neal Porter Books