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Dancing home

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A year of discoveries culminates in a performance full of surprises, as two girls find their own way to belong. Mexico may be her parents' home, but it's certainly not Margie's. She has finally convinced the other kids at school she is one-hundred percent American--just like them. But when her Mexican cousin Lupe visits, the image she's created for herself crumbles. Things aren't easy for Lupe, either. Mexico hadn't felt like home since her father went North to find work. Lupe's hope of seeing him in the United States comforts her some, but learning a new language in a new school is tough. Lupe, as much as Margie, is in need of a friend. Little by little, the girls' individual steps find the rhythm of one shared dance, and they learn what "home" really means. In the tradition of My Name is Maria Isabel--and simultaneously published in English and in Spanish--Alma Flor Ada and her son Gabriel M. Zubizarreta offer an honest story of family, friendship, and the classic immigrant experience: becoming part of something new, while straying true to who you are.
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Grouping Title dancing home
Grouping Author ada alma flor
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-11-18 23:28:41PM
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subject_facet Cousins, Cousins -- Juvenile fiction, Families -- Juvenile fiction, Family, Family life -- Fiction, Fathers and daughters, Fathers and daughters -- Juvenile fiction, Mexican Americans -- California, Mexican Americans -- California -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Dancing home
title_full Dancing Home, Dancing home / Alma Flor Ada and Gabriel M. Zubizarreta
title_short Dancing home
topic_facet Cousins, Families, Family, Family life, Fathers and daughters, Juvenile Fiction, Juvenile Literature, Mexican Americans