I Pledge Allegiance (Library Binding)

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

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

Publication Date: April 22, 2014

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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

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.
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