By Dar Williams
Gr. 5-8. "In many ways, I'd grown up with 5 parents," says 11-year-old Amalee, who spends each Friday night together with her unmarried dad and his 4 "big, goofy friends" from collage. Amalee has struggled to navigate a middle-school social scene that's ruled via suggest ladies, and while her father contracts a life-threatening disorder, she unearths her insecurities ballooning uncontrolled. It's her father's kin of neighbors who carry every thing jointly and aid Amalee notice her personal energy, forgive the imperfections in herself and her relations, and shape real friendships. Williams, most sensible referred to as a singer and songwriter, writes a poignant, humorous debut jam-packed with completely endearing characters. Amalee's attractive first-person voice sounds a piece too clever in locations, yet Williams writes a couple of preteen's emotional existence with piercing honesty, relatively the paralyzing worry a parent's sickness brings and the soreness and guilt of errors. Readers should be charmed via Williams' eccentric, adorable characters and her sharp observations in regards to the international of either middle-schoolers and adults. -Gillian Engberg
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Summary: Describes differences and similarities between holidays in the United States and Mexico, revealing facts about cultural and political history and emphasizing the unity the celebrations can bring. ISBN 978-1-60734-208-3 1. Festivals—United States—Juvenile literature. 2. Festivals—Mexico—Juvenile literature. 3. United States—Social life and customs—Juvenile literature. 4. Mexico—Social life and customs—Juvenile literature. [1. Festivals—United States. 2. Festivals—Mexico. 3. Holidays. 4.
ISBN 978-1-60734-208-3 1. Festivals—United States—Juvenile literature. 2. Festivals—Mexico—Juvenile literature. 3. United States—Social life and customs—Juvenile literature. 4. Mexico—Social life and customs—Juvenile literature. [1. Festivals—United States. 2. Festivals—Mexico. 3. Holidays. 4. United States—Social life and customs. 5. Mexico—Social life and customs. 6. ] I. Title: Celebraciones. II. Title.
Families and friends exchange presents on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. La gente en los Estados Unidos celebra esta época del año de diversas maneras al igual que en México. Las fachadas de las casas se decoran con lucecitas, escenas del Nacimiento e imágenes de Papá Noel, su taller y los renos. La gente pone árboles de Navidad en las casas y cuelga calcetines para que Papá Noel los llene. Las familias y los amigos intercambian regalos en Nochebuena y en el día de Navidad. Hacemos festivales con luces para iluminar nuestros espíritus.
Amalee by Dar Williams