Thursday, July 26, 2012

Love, Amalia by Alma Flor Ada and Gabriel Zubizarreta –OPTIONAL

Ada, Alma Flor and Zubizarreta, Gabriel M. Love, Amalia 144 pgs. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2012. $12.47.  (Rating: G)
Amalia has a close relationship with her grandmother, and she learns so much from her: from cooking, family stories, and life advice. A situation arises when it’s up to Amalia to help bring the family together and she falls back on her time with her grandmother, and her amazing box of family letters.
This is a complex and wonderful book, but it’s going to take a teacher to help tease out the best from this book for students. I highly recommend as an in-class reading assignment, where the cultural references, themes, and plot elements can be better understood by students.
ELEMENTARY–OPTIONAL Reviewer: Stephanie MLS graduate & Author.

1 comment:

Alma Flor Ada said...

Thank you, Stephanie, for calling attention to my newest book, Love. Amalia. As with each new book I'm eagerly awaiting the comments from teachers and specially from students. I hope they will find that Love, Amalia, resonates to them, as they have expressed so many times they connect with My Name is Maria Isabel and Dancing Home. All my b est wishes to everyone who reads this page, and everyone who facilitates the most "magical encounter" between children and books.