My Very Own Room / Mi propio cuartito

by Amada Irma Pérez and Maya Christina Gonzalez

In a tiny, two-bedroom home, an eight-year-old Mexican American girl shares a room... read more

In a tiny, two-bedroom home, an eight-year-old Mexican American girl shares a room with her five younger brothers and longs for a space of her own. She finds just what she’s looking for in a tiny storage closet that is separated from their living room by a curtain. It’s just big enough for a bed and a crate to hold her beloved library books. With the help of her entire family, she transforms it into a colorful, cozy bedroom. This shining bilingual (Spanish/English) story is based on author Amada Irma Pérez’s own childhood. The young girl’s world is one of humble material things but bounty in the spirit of family. That spirit is celebrated in Maya Christina Gonzalez’s dazzling illustrations in richly hued colors. (Ages 5-8)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2001

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