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How Tia Lola Learned to Teach

Title

How Tia Lola Learned to Teach

Authors

Julia Alvarez

Publisher

Alfred A. Knopf

Pages

134 pages

Publication Year

2010

ISBN

9780375964602

Genre

realism

Topic

Family Relationships; Divorce; Legal guardianship; divorced parents; separate homes; aunt raising nephew; aunt raising niece

Annotation

Juanita and Miguel's great aunt, Tia Lola, comes from the Dominican Republic to help take care of them after their parents divorce, and soon she is so involved in their small Vermont community that when her visa expires, the whole town turns out to support her.

Grade Level

6-8

Family Formation

single mother and great-aunt

Main Character

girl

Diversity Impact

direct

Race/Ethnicities

Dominican American

Awards

Best Children's Books of the Year, 2011; Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature, 2011, Commended Title

Keywords

community life; Dominican Republic; Vermont; family life; great-aunts; school; teacher; Spanish; visa

Item Type

Fiction

Format

chapter book

How Tia Lola Learned to Teach

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