Al fin en casa
By Susan Middleton Elya
Illustrated by Felipe Davalos
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
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 susanelya.com.
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
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
Part of These Collections
Spanish Guided Reading Level N, Fluent Dual Language , Fluent Spanish, Latin American Spanish Collection Grades 3-6, Bilingual English/Spanish and Dual Language Books , Spanish Language Collection, Latin American Spanish/Bilingual Collection, Dual Language Collection English and Spanish, Dual Language Levels N-Z Collection