América Is Her Name
ISBN: 1880684403
EAN13: 9781880684405
Language: English
Pages: 32
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
Book Overview
Set in the Pilsen barrio of Chicago, this children's picture book gives a heartwarming message of hope. The heroine, Am rica, is a primary school student who is unhappy in school until a poet visits the class and inspires the students to express themselves creatively-in Spanish or English. Am rica Is Her Name emphasizes the power of individual creativity in overcoming a difficult environment and establishing self-worth and identity through the young girl Am rica's desire and determination to be a writer. This story deals realistically with the problems in urban neighborhoods and has an upbeat theme: you can succeed in spite of the odds against you. Carlos V zquez's inspired four-color illustrations give a vivid sense of the barrio, as well as the beauty and strength of the young girl Am rica.