I Pledge Allegiance (Hardcover)

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

Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, 9780307931818, 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.