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Tomas and the Library Lady
by Pat Mora and Raul Colon


Overview - "A gentle text and innovative artwork depict a pivotal summer in a boy's life when he and his family leave their Texas home for farm work in Iowa. One morning, while his parents pick corn, Tomás visits the imposing town library and meets a kindly librarian who gently coaxes him inside.  Read more...

 
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Overview
"A gentle text and innovative artwork depict a pivotal summer in a boy's life when he and his family leave their Texas home for farm work in Iowa. One morning, while his parents pick corn, Tomás visits the imposing town library and meets a kindly librarian who gently coaxes him inside. Throughout the hot days thereafter, she offers Tomás cool drinks of water and adventurous escapes into books; on slow days he teaches her Spanish until it's time to return home to Texas: 'I have a sad word to teach you today. The word is adiós. It means good-bye.' . . . While young readers and future librarians will find this an inspiring tale, the end note gives it a real kick: the story is based on an actual migrant worker [Tomás Rivera] who became chancellor of a university--where the library now bears his name."--Publishers Weekly

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780375803499
  • ISBN-10: 0375803491
  • Publisher: Dragonfly Books
  • Publish Date: February 2000
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 5-8
  • Dimensions: 9.8 x 7.8 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.3 pounds

Series: Dragonfly Books

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