Mi escalera

By Sally Derby
Illustrated by Adjoa J. Burrowes

Paperback: $9.95

As the young narrator of this delightful story points out, the front steps can be one of the best places for city kids to play. Each season brings new experiences, from the long, hot-through-your-shoes days of summer to the discovery of leaf prints in autumn. Best of all, whenever you come back from away, setting foot on the front steps means you're finally home.

Translated from My Steps, Mi escalera is an intimate portrait of children at play and a lovely tribute to all the seasons of a child's world.

About the Creators

Thumb_thumb Sally Derby - Author

is the author of books for children including the popular No Mush Today and My Steps, published by Lee & Low. Her books are notable for their heartfelt family stories told from a spot-on childlike point of view. The mother of six grown children, she lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, with her husband.

Thumb_thumb Adjoa J. Burrowes

has illustrated many books for children, including two published by Lee & Low: My Steps, a Child magazine Best Book of the Year, and Grandma's Purple Flowers, which she also wrote, an American Bookseller "Pick of the Lists" selection. In addition, Burrowes has written and illustrated several books for Lee & Low's Bebop Books educational imprint. Burrowes received a Fine Arts degree from Howard University and currently lives with her children in Herndon, Virginia. To find out more about Adjoa Burrowes, visit her Web site:

About This Title


Paperback: 9781880000755

Hardcover: 9781880000748


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Guided Reading:




Interest Level:

Grades K - 2

Reading Level:

Grades 1 - 2


Sharing & Giving, Neighbors, Home, Games/Toys, Families, Environment/Nature, Cultural Diversity, African/African American Interest, Childhood Experiences and Memories, Pride, Realistic Fiction, Weather/Seasons/Clothing

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