I Pledge Allegiance

I Pledge Allegiance

By Pat Mora; Libby Martinez; Patrice Barton (Illustrator)

Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, Library Binding, 9780375971099, 40pp.

Publication Date: April 22, 2014

Description
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.


About the Author
Pat Mora, a poet of Mexican-American heritage, is the recipient of a 1994 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship in poetry. Her published work includes poetry and nonfiction for adults as well as children. She is the author of several bilingual picture books, including two on the Clarion list. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. For more information visit www.patmora.com.



Patrice Barton's talents were discovered at agethree, whens she created a mural with a pastry brush and Crisco. She lives in Austin with her family. Visit her website at www.patricebarton.com.