I Love Saturdays y domingos by Alma Flor Ada

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Saturdays and Sundays are very special days for the child in this story. On Saturdays, she visits Grandma and Grandpa, who come from a European-American background, and on Sundays -- los domingos -- she visits Abuelito y Abuelita, who are Mexican-American. While the two sets of grandparents are different in many ways, they also have a great deal in common -- in particular, their love for their granddaughter.
While we follow our narrator to the circus and the pier, share stories from her grandparents' pasts, and celebrate her birthday, the depth and joy of both cultures are conveyed in Spanish and English. This affirmation of both heritages will speak to all children who want to know more about their own families and ethnic backgrounds.
 

About Alma Flor Ada

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Alma Flor Ada is a worldrenown educator and writer who has written dozens of books for children, including Dear Peter Rabbit; Yours Truly, Goldilocks; With Love, Little Red Hen; The Three Golden Oranges; and the Christopher Award-winning book, The Gold Coin. She received the Pura Belpré Medal for her book Under the Royal Palms: A Childhood in Cuba, the companion book to Where the Flame Trees Bloom. Ms. Ada lives in San Francisco.
 
Published January 1, 2002 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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the right describes a similar activity at her other grandparents’ house, with a sprinkling of Spanish terms.

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Ada and Zubizaretta’s (Dancing Home) uneven collaboration focuses on the deep bond between Mexican-American sixth-grader Amalia and her grandmother.

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Alma Flor Ada returns to the Hidden Forest a third time for With Love, Little Red Hen, illus.

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Alma Flor Ada returns to the Hidden Forest for a third time, once again relaying her tale through correspondence from storybook characters," noted PW .

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Through this affectionate and revealing portrait of a bilingual girl's weekend visits to her two sets of grandparents, Ada (Where the Flame Trees Bloom) and Savadier (A Bedtime Story) prove that straddling two worlds can be a blessing rather than a hardship.

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In PW 's words, "Through this affectionate and revealing portrait of a bilingual girl's weekend visits to her two sets of grandparents, this book proves that straddling two worlds can be a blessing rather than a hardship."

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