Home at Last
By Susan Middleton Elya
Illustrated by Felipe Davalos
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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.
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
Six Pack: 9781584303510
Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC)
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People
National Council for the Social Studies/ Children's Book Council
Interest Level:Grades 1 - 4
Reading Level:Grades 2 - 3
Overcoming Obstacles, Mothers, Latino/Hispanic/Mexican Interest, Immigration, Home, Families, Education, Dreams & Aspirations, Discrimination, Conflict resolution, Persistence/Grit, Respect/Citizenship
Part of These Collections
English Fiction Grades 3-6, Fluent Dual Language , Fluent English, English Guided Reading Level O, Latin American English Collection Grades 3-6, Bilingual English/Spanish and Dual Language Books , Mexico Culture Collection, Mother's Day Collection, Appendix B Diverse Collection Grades K-2, Appendix B Diverse Collection Grades 3-6, Realistic Fiction Collection Grades PreK-2, Immigration Collection, Dual Language Collection English and Spanish, Dual Language Levels N-Z Collection Respect and Self-Respect Collection,