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A Day's Work

Title

A Day's Work

Authors

Eve Bunting

Illustrator

Ronald Himler

Publisher

Clarion Books

Publication Year

1994

ISBN

9780613024747

Pages

32 pages

Genre

realism

Format

picture book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

When Francisco, a young Mexican American boy, tries to help his grandfather find work, he discovers that even though the old man cannot speak English, he has something even more valuable to teach Francisco.

Grade Level

PK-1; K-3

Lexile Measure

560L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Culture/Ethnicity; Language barrier; Poverty; Immigrants and refugees; communication barrier; different languages; financial hardship; immigrant grandfather

Main Character

male child

Race/Ethnicities

Latinx (Mexican)

Family Formation

mother and grandfather

Awards

Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature, 1994, Commended, Picture Book
Parents' Choice Award, 1997, Gold, Paperback
Eureka! California in Children's Literature, 2003 Fiction
Kaleidoscope, A Multicultural Booklist for Grades K-8, Second Edition, 1997
Notable Children's Trade Books in the Field of the Social Studies, 1994

Keywords

California; honesty; Mexican Americans; work; gardening; work ethic; payment

Diversity Impact

direct

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