Tomás and the library lady

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A Common Core Exemplar Text by an award-winning author-illustrator team Tomás is a son of migrant workers. Every summer he and his family follow the crops north from Texas to Iowa, spending long, arduous days in the fields. At night they gather around to hear Grandfather's wonderful stories. But before long, Tomás knows all the stories by heart. "There are more stories in the library," Papa Grande tells him.nbsp;nbsp;The very next day, Tomás meets the library lady and a whole new world opens up for him. Based on the true story of the Mexican-American author and educator Tomás Rivera, a child of migrant workers who went on to become the first minority Chancellor in the University of California system, this inspirational story suggests what libraries--and education--can make possible.nbsp;nbsp;Raul Colón's warm, expressive paintings perfectly interweave the harsh realities of Tomás's life, the joyful imaginings he finds in books, and his special relationships with a wise grandfather and a caring librarian. This book has been selected as a Common Core State Standards Text Exemplar (Grades K-1, Read-Aloud Stories) in Appendix B
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Grouped Work ID 62544a00-2d56-f9e5-62b7-f72bbbb1ee41
Grouping Title tomás and the library lady
Grouping Author mora pat
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-02-16 05:01:24AM
Last Indexed 2019-04-18 04:51:38AM

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auth_author2 Colón, Raúl
author Mora, Pat.
author2-role Colón, Raúlill.
author_display Mora, Pat
display_description While helping his family in their work as migrant laborers far from their home, Tomás finds an entire world to explore in the books at the local public library.
id 62544a00-2d56-f9e5-62b7-f72bbbb1ee41
isbn 9780679804017
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lexile_score 500
literary_form Other
literary_form_full Other
primary_isbn 9780679804017
publishDate 1997
record_details ils:a124112|Book|Books||English|Knopf :|c1997.|1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
series Journeys 2014
subject_facet Books and reading -- Juvenile fiction, Libraries -- Juvenile fiction, Mexican Americans -- Juvenile fiction, Migrant labor -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Tomás and the library lady
title_full Tomás and the library lady / Pat Mora ; illustrated by Raúl Colón
title_short Tomás and the library lady
topic_facet Books and reading, Libraries, Mexican Americans, Migrant labor