Each Tiny Spark

ISBN-10: 0451479742
ISBN-13: 9780451479747
Author: Cartaya, Pablo
Interest Level: 5-9
Publisher: Penguin Random House

Publication Date: June 2020

Copyright: 2019

Page Count: 352


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Interest Level

Grades 5-9

Reading Level

Guided Reading: V
Lexile: 680L
Accelerated Reader Level: 4.4
Accelerated Reader Points: 8.0

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Parents

JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Prejudice & Racism

Description
From award-winning author Pablo Cartaya comes a deeply moving middle grade novel about a daughter and father finding their way back to each other in the face of their changing family and community. Emilia Torres has a wandering mind. It's hard for her to follow along at school, and sometimes she forgets to do what her mom or abuela asks. But she remembers what matters: a time when her family was whole and home made sense. When Dad returns from deployment, Emilia expects that her life will get back to normal. Instead, it unravels. Dad shuts himself in the back stall of their family's auto shop to work on an old car. Emilia peeks in on him daily, mesmerized by his welder. One day, Dad calls Emilia over. Then, he teaches her how to weld. And over time, flickers of her old dad reappear. But as Emilia finds a way to repair the relationship with her father at home, her community ruptures with some of her classmates, like her best friend, Gus, at the center of the conflict. Each Tiny Spark by Pablo Cartaya is a tender story about asking b
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