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No Tildes On Tuesday

Title

No Tildes On Tuesday

Publisher

Tate Pub

Publication Year

2010

ISBN

9781616636890

Pages

93 pages

Genre

realism

Format

chapter book

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Isabella never wanted to learn to speak Spanish. But when her parents announce that they are moving the family to a predominantly Mexican-American neighborhood, Isabella becomes desperately afraid that she won't be able to fit in and grudgingly agrees to start Spanish lessons with her abuela. But the lessons aren't as easy as she thought they would be. Abuela is a strict teacher and the words are a lot more difficult to memorize than Isabella thought they would be, so at the goading of her best friend she decides to put a stop to them. Through a runaway adventure, a visit to her father in the hospital, and an introduction to a new kind of friend, Isabella comes to realize that Spanish may not be as bad as she thought, and that being able to communicate with people who share her heritage could be invaluable. Follow Isabella and author Cherrye Vasquez on a challenging journey of culture, family, and communication that just might change your mind about having No Tildes on Tuesday.

Grade Level

6-8

Lexile Measure

510L

Topic

Racial Diversity; Culture/Ethinicity; Interraical; Bicultural; interracial family; mixed race; bicultural family

Main Character

girl

Race/Ethnicities

Mexican American / Biracial / White

Family Formation

mother and father

Keywords

Mexican Americans; families; culture; family life; culture; heritage

Diversity Impact

direct

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