By: Pat Mora & Libby Martinez
Illustrated by: Patrice Barton
Published by: Random House Kids
Released on: 4/22/14
Rating: 5 Owlets - We Loved It!
Source: book from publisher to review
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Libby's great aunt, Lobo, is from Mexico, but the United States has been her home for many years, and she wants to become a U.S. citizen. At the end of the week, Lobo will say the Pledge of Allegiance at a special ceremony. Libby is also learning the Pledge this week, at school—at the end of the week, she will stand up in front of everyone and lead the class in the Pledge. Libby and Lobo practice together—asking questions and sharing stories and memories—until they both stand tall and proud, with their hands over their hearts.
A must have! This is a book that explains the importance of The Pledge of Allegiance, and what it means, so that young children can understand it. It also tells the story about why Young Libby's great aunt immigrated to the United States from Mexico, and why it was important for her to become a US citizen. Never forgetting her heritage, her new home has provided her the freedoms, education and a better way of life that her parents wanted her to have.
This is a book I'd highly recommend picking up to have in your home, classroom, and libraries. It's an educational read, a great story, and the illustrations are fabulous. This is a must have for all ages.