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

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 is an award-winning author and the founder of the family literacy initiative El dia de los ninos/ El dia de los libros, Children's Day/ Book Day, now housed at the American Library Association. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Pat Mora es una autora premiada y la fundadora de El dia de los ninos/ El dia de los libros, un programa para promover la lectura entre familia. El programa es auspiciado por la Asociacion Americana de Bibliotecas, American Library Association (ALA). Ella vive en Santa Fe, Nuevo Mexico.





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.