My First-Generation Family

Title

My First-Generation Family

Illustrator

Zoe Persico

Publisher

Looking Glass Library

Publication Year

2018

ISBN

9781532130182

Pages

32 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

My First-Generation Family is the story of a normal day in Manny's life. When classmate Lenny visits his home, he discovers Manny's family moved here from Mexico. Who picks up Manny from school in a taxi? Papa! Who brings home dinner from her restaurant job? Mama! Who reads Manny's bedtime story? Mama and Papa! Lenny realizes love makes a family.

Grade Level

K-3; 3-5

Lexile Measure

550L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Culture/Ethnicity; Language barrier; Immigrant and refugees; learning a new language; immigrant family; immigrant children; immigrant parents

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

Latinx (Mexican) / White

Family Formation

mother and father

Keywords

camera; dentist; doctor; diner; friendship; school; learning English; soccer; love; taxi driver; waitress; certifications

Diversity Impact

direct

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