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Xochitl and the Flowers/Xochitl, la niña de las flores

Age 6-9
Grade 1-3

Jorge Argueta, Carl Angel

Xochitl and the Flowers/Xochitl, la niña de las flores

Hardcover (Children's Book Press June 19, 2003) , Bilingual edition
Miles away from their home in El Salvador, Xochitl (Soh-cheel) and her family make a home in America. Xochitl misses her family’s small flower business and garden back home. By selling flowers on the street the Flores family begin to make friends with their new neighbors. But it is not until the family decides to start a nursery that Xochitl learns the value of community. Award-winning writer Jorge Argueta has crafted a moving story about a family’s determination to set down roots and about their child’s blooming in a new environment. Carl Angel’s artwork splendidly documents this quintessentially American immigration story.
Series
Americas Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature. Commended
ISBN
9780892391 / 9780892391813
Pages
32
Weight
15.0 oz.
Dimensions
9.0 x 0.5 in.

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