Mi Amiga (My Friend)

ISBN-10: 1773063928
ISBN-13: 9781773063928
Author: Amado, Elisa
Illustrated by: Ruano, Alfonso
Interest Level: K-3
Publisher: Groundwood Books

Publication Date: May 2020

Copyright: 2019

Page Count: 32

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Interest Level

Grades K-3

Reading Level

Accelerated Reader Level: 2.6
Accelerated Reader Points: 0.5

BISAC Subjects

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

JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship

JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emigration & Immigration

Friendship, to be known, to be accepted as you are, to feel safe, especially when you are vulnerable. The girl in this story has recently arrived in Brooklyn with her family. On her very first day at school she meets a girl who almost instantly becomes her very best friend. She feels known, loved and accepted by her. But when she invites her friend to come for dinner with her family, a family that feels free to eat weird food and, even worse, burst into song with their version of a sentimental classic of longing and homesickness, something shifts and she no longer feels safe at all. What will it be like tomorrow at school? Award-winning illustrator Alfonso Ruano's art beautifully depicts the depth of feeling that the friends experience in this story from acclaimed author and translator Elisa Amado, about how difficult it is to come from somewhere else and what a difference friendship can make.
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