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How I Learned English: The Story of a Brave Mexican Girl

Title

How I Learned English: The Story of a Brave Mexican Girl

Illustrator

Paula Massadas Pereira; Bruna Massadas

Publisher

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Publication Year

2015

ISBN

9781511629133

Pages

32 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picturebook

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

How I Learned English describes the journey of Claudia Sanchez, a young woman who immigrates to the United States. It is a pedagogical picture book that aims to inspire English learners to become proficient in their new language. It was written in basic English to ensure reading comprehension. Study questions are available to encourage discussion. Major topics: ESL, immigration, study skills, culture shock, and cultural values.

Grade Level

K-3

Topic

Family Relationships; Language barrier; different languages; learning a new language

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

Mexican

Family Formation

mother and father

Keywords

Spanish; English; college; farming; Texas; Mexico; library; farmer's market

Diversity Impact

direct

How I Learned English: The Story of a Brave Mexican Girl

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