Senor Calavera is stressing out because it is Grandma Beetle's birthday and he has no idea what to get her. While he makes his way to the party he goes through the entire Spanish alphabet trying to come up with the perfect gift.
Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan – Esperanza and her mother are forced to leave their life of comfort in Mexico for the labor camps in Southern California, facing harsh circumstances on the eve of the Great Depression. pages, Lexile:
The lives of two different couples--wealthy Los Angeles liberals Delaney and Kyra Mossbacher, and Candido and America Rincon, a pair of Mexican illegals--suddenly collide, in a story that unfolds from the shifting viewpoints of the various characters.
A stunning collection pairs twenty poems by distinguished African-American poets with twenty works of art by acclaimed African-American artists, including names such as Maya Angelou, Langston Hughes, and Jacob Lawrence.