Al fin en casa

By Susan Middleton Elya
Illustrated by Felipe Davalos

Paperback: $9.95

Six Pack: $59.70

Ana Patino is adjusting well to her new life in the United States, but her mother is having a difficult time because she doesn't speak English. When Ana's baby brother falls ill, Mama tries to get help, but no one can understand her. Now convinced of the need to learn the native language, Mama agrees to take English lessons. As her knowledge of the English language grows, so does her sense of confidence and belonging.

Susan Middleton Elya's sympathetic tale of a mother-daughter bond and overcoming adversity is brought to life by the vivid illustrations of Felipe Davalos.

Translated into Spanish from Home at Last.

About the Creators

Thumb_thumb Susan Middleton Elya - Author

has written several children's books for LEE & LOW . She holds a degree in elementary education and has taught Spanish. A native of Urbandale, Iowa, Elya lives in Danville, California, with her husband and their three children. Visit her online at

Thumb_thumb Felipe Davalos

is the award-winning illustrator of numerous books for children, including All The Way to Morning, Punia and the King of Sharks: A Hawaiian Folktale, and Secret Stars, winner of the 2000 Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor Award. A native of Mexico, Davalos now lives in Sacramento, California. Home at Last is his first book with LEE & LOW.

About This Title


Paperback: 9781600606540

Six Pack: 9781600607134

Guided Reading:


Interest Level:

Grades 1 - 5

Reading Level:

Grades 2 - 3


Identity/Self Esteem/Confidence, Responsibility, Overcoming Obstacles, Mothers, Mentors, Latino/Hispanic/Mexican Interest, Immigration, Home, Families, Education, Dreams & Aspirations, Cultural Diversity, Conflict resolution, Childhood Experiences and Memories, Empathy/Compassion, Optimism/Enthusiasm, People In Motion, Persistence/Grit, Realistic Fiction, Pride

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