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California Collections, California Readers
Best of Beyond Difference, Vermont Center of the Book
A Mexican American girl learns to value the act of giving when she attends her first swap meet.
Estela is excited. This is her first time at Swap Meet, and she is looking forward to selling her music box to earn money for folk dancing lessons at the Ballet Folkl rico.
As Estela waits for customers, a strong wind suddenly sends everything flying. Estela rushes to help a woman selling flowers across the way, but she is too late. All the flowers are gone Estela decides on a simple act of compassion and generosity, which brings her the gift of friendship and a delightful surprise.
Estela's Swap is sure to resonate with all children who have a special wish and work hard to make it come true. Readers will discover the joy of giving -- and receiving, too.
Lee & Low Books, 9781600602535, 32pp.
Publication Date: June 24, 2005