Love, Amalia

By ADA, Alma Flor & Gabriel Zubizarreta

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ISBN
978-1-4424-2402-9 978-1-4424-2404-3
Publisher
S Atheneum


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on August 1, 2012  |  Preschool to Grade 4

Gr 3–5—Amalia is upset when her best friend announces that she is moving from Chicago to California. When Martha leaves, Amalia turns to her grandmother for comfort. It is in her kitchen and at her table that the child learns not only about her family and her Mexican heritage, but also about herself. As Abuelita shares her Christmas-card ritual with her granddaughter, Amalia is given glimpses of her aunts and uncles and her mother, and notices the care that Abuelita takes in her communic...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on July 1, 2012

Sixth graders Amalia and Martha have been best friends since first grade, enjoying school, soccer, vacations, and reading books together. So when Martha excitedly informs Amalia that she's moving to California, Amalia is devastated and angry. Fortunately, her abuelita is there to comfort her with her own stories about loved ones far away, back home in Mexico, and in Costa Rica: "I ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2012

Amalia is devastated when she learns her best friend is moving to California; fortunately, her <i>abuelita</i> comforts her with stories about...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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