The Skirt

by Gary Soto and Eric Velasquez

Miata Ramirez is devastated when she discovers she's left her folklórico... read more

Miata Ramirez is devastated when she discovers she's left her folklórico skirt -- her mother's skirt from Mexico -- on the schoolbus. It's Friday afternoon and Miata's supposed to wear the skirt at Sunday afternoon's folk dance. Unable to admit that she's forgotten the skirt, Miata convinces a friend to join her in a Saturday afternoon secret expedition to the fence-enclosed lot where the buses are parked. Of course, nothing turns out quite as planned in this easy to read, short novel printed in clear, large typeface. (Ages 8-11)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1992

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