My Name Is Maria Isabel

My Name Is Maria Isabel

By Alma Flor Ada; Alma Flor ADA; K. Dyble Thompson (Illustrator)

Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Paperback, 9780689802171, 64pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 1995

Description
For Maria Isabel Salazar Lopez, the hardest thing about being the new girl in school is that the teacher doesn't call her by her real name. "We already have two Marias in this class," says her teacher. "Why don't we call you Mary instead?"
But Maria Isabel has been named for her Papa's mother and for Chabela, her beloved Puerto Rican grandmother. Can she find a way to make her teacher see that if she loses her name, she's lost the most important part of herself?


About the Author
Alma Flor Ada, an authority on multicultural and bilingual education, is the recipient of the 2012 Virginia Hamilton Literary Award, and in 2014 she was honored by the Mexican government with the prestigious OHTLI Award. She is the author of numerous award-winning books for young readers, including "Dancing Home "with Gabriel Zubizarreta, "My Name Is Maria Isabel", "Under the Royal Palms "(Pura Belpre Medal), "Where the Flame Trees Bloom", and "The Gold Coin "(Christopher Award Medal). She lives in California, and you can visit her at AlmaFlorAda.com.



K. Dyble Thompson lives in Milwaukee.