I Pledge Allegiance

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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

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
Award-winning PAT MORA's books include "Tomas and the Library Lady" and "Dona Flor. "She is an honorary member of the ALA, the highest honor the association bestows on non-librarian members.

LIBBY MARTINEZ has worked in the Texas political arena, has served as the Director of School and Community Partnerships at the Philadelphia Zoo, and is the founder of a strategy consulting practice. She lives with her husband in Colorado Springs."