How Tia Lola Learned to Teach
Alfred A. Knopf
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.
Family Relationships; Divorce; Legal guardianship; divorced parents; separate homes; aunt raising nephew; aunt raising niece
single mother and great-aunt
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2011
Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature, 2011, Commended Title
community life; Dominican Republic; Vermont; family life; great-aunts; school; teacher; Spanish; visa
Alvarez, Julia, "How Tia Lola Learned to Teach" (2010). Diverse Families. 1064.