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My Diary from Here to There/Mi Diario De Aqui Hasta Alla

Last updated Friday, June 24, 2022

Author: Amada Irma Perez
Illustrator: Maya Christina Gonzalez
Date of Publication: 2002
ISBN: 0892391758
Grade Level: 4th    (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: Jun. 2003

Synopsis: In her first diary entry, Amada is anxious about her family's move from Juarez, Mexico, to Los Angeles. Despite her father's assurances, she worries that they will never return to Juarez, that she won't be able to learn English, and that he will have problems finding work.

Discussion topics: To be posted soon ...

Craft ideas:
•  Write the next entry in Amada?s diary, and illustrate.
•  Write a letter to Amada, tell her about yourself and ask her questions about her life.
•  Write your own diary entry and draw pictures of what you did last week, or some other time.

*Note: These craft ideas are just suggestions. You can use them, but you don't have to use them. You can expand upon them, or add your own twist. Remember, though, that the focus of your time should not be on the development and execution of a craft; the focus should be on the read-aloud and the enjoyment of the book!