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Dancing Home

(2011)
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In this timely tale of immigration, two cousins learn the importance of family and friendship.

A year of discoveries culminates in a performance full of surprises, as two girls find their own way to belong.

Mexico may be her parents' home, but it's certainly not Margie's. She has finally convinced the other kids at school she is one-hundred percent American - just like them. But when her Mexican cousin Lupe visits, the image she's created for herself crumbles.

Things aren't easy for Lupe, either. Mexico hadn't felt like home since her father went North to find work. Lupe's hope of seeing him in the United States comforts her some, but learning a new language in a new school is tough. Lupe, as much as Margie, is in need of a friend.

Little by little, the girls' individual steps find the rhythm of one shared dance, and they learn what "home" really means. In the tradition of My Name is Maria Isabel - and simultaneously published in English and in Spanish - Alma Flor Ada and her son Gabriel M. Zubizarreta offer an honest story of family, friendship, and the classic immigrant experience: becoming part of something new, while straying true to who you are.

 
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Hardback Editions

July 2011 : USA Hardback
Title: Dancing Home
Author(s): Alma Flor Ada, Gabriel M Zubizarreta
ISBN: 1-4169-0088-8 / 978-1-4169-0088-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

February 2013 : USA Paperback
Title: Dancing Home
Author(s): Alma Flor Ada, Gabriel M Zubizarreta
ISBN: 1-4424-8175-7 / 978-1-4424-8175-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

July 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Dancing Home
Author(s): Alma Flor Ada, Gabriel M Zubizarreta
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

July 2011 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Dancing Home
Author(s): Alma Flor Ada, Gabriel M Zubizarreta
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon UK   


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