Love, Amalia

ISBN-10: 1442424036
ISBN-13: 9781442424036
Author: Ada, Alma Flor and Gabriel M. Zubizarreta
Interest Level: 4-7
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing

Publication Date: July 2013

Copyright: 2012

Page Count: 160


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Interest Level

Grades 4-7

Reading Level

Guided Reading:
Lexile: 940L
Accelerated Reader Level: 5.8
Accelerated Reader Points: 3.0
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BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship

JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / Hispanic & Latino

Description
Amalia deals with loss while learning about love and her cultural heritage in this tender tale from acclaimed authors Alma Flor Ada and Gabriel M. Zubizarreta. Amalia's best friend Martha is moving away, and Amalia is feeling sad and angry. And yet, even when life seems unfair, the loving, wise words of Amalia's abuelita have a way of making everything a little bit brighter. Amalia finds great comfort in times shared with her grandmother: cooking, listening to stories and music, learning, and looking through her treasured box of family cards. But when another loss racks Amalia's life, nothing makes sense anymore. In her sorrow, will Amalia realize just how special she is, even when the ones she loves are no longer near?
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