Amelia's Road by Linda Jacobs Altman

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Amelia Luisa Martinez hates roads. Los caminos, the roads, take her migrant worker family to fields where they labor all day, to schools where no one knows Amelia's name, and to bleak cabins that are not home.

Amelia longs for a beautiful white house with a fine shade tree in the yard, where she can live without worrying about los caminos again. Then one day, Amelia discovers an "accidental road." At its end she finds an amazing old tree reminiscent of the one in her dreams. Its stately sense of permanence inspires her to put her own roots down in a very special way.

The richly colored illustrations bring to life the landscape of California's Central Valley farmland. Amelia's Road is an inspirational tale about the importance of home.

 

About Linda Jacobs Altman

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Altman has written many books for young people. Sanchez is a native of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and now lives in Vermont.
 
Published January 1, 1900 by HOUGHTON MIFFLIN. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, History. Fiction

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and she discovers a winding, ``accidental'' path to a ``wondrous tree...the sturdiest, most permanent thing Amelia had ever seen.'' When it's time to move on to the next crop, Amelia collects her drawing, the name tag the teacher gave her, and a family photo and buries them under the tree--``a pl...

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Amelia Luisa Martinez and her family, migrant farm workers, move from harvest to harvest, staying in labor camps for short periods of time. Amelia hates los caminos --the long, cheerless roads that th

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Amelia Luisa Martinez and her family, migrant farm workers, move from harvest to harvest, staying in labor camps for short periods of time.

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This story about the daughter of migrant farm workers is, in PW's words, ``an affecting and ultimately hopeful look at a transient way of living.'' Ages 3-10.

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