Blue Skies For Lupe by Linda Kurtz KingsleyBlue Skies For Lupe by Linda Kurtz Kingsley

Blue Skies For Lupe

byLinda Kurtz Kingsley

Hardcover | September 1, 2015

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Blue Skies for Lupe will warm readers? hearts with its simple but gripping story based on the real-life adventures of a Mexican immigrant born with physical disabilities. Linda Kurtz Kingsley?s charming tale is supported by her beautiful watercolors, sensitively rendered to capture the landscapes and people in Lupe?s life. The action begins when Lupe?s mother, Mami, leaves for America to get the best care for her daughter. They cross the desert at night and arrive in California, where their new life begins. Mami works as a farm laborer, and while in the fields, she sings Cielito Lindo to little Lupe. It means beautiful little sky, just like the blue skies of California and Mexico. The years pass, and Lupe is ready for school. She cannot walk, so she uses a wheelchair, and has an aide, who helps her understand her lessons in English. Lupe has moments of self-doubt, but is reassured by Mami with her quiet refrain, ?Just you wait. You?ll do fine.? A shared giggle in the classroom after an incident when Lupe accidentally runs over her teacher?s toe?caramba!?leads to friendship. Encouraged by Mami, friends, and teachers, supported by accommodations, and respected for her Hispanic heritage, Lupe blossoms. She?s on her way, confident that she can do anything she wants, and knows she?ll do fine! This aspirational story is full of hope, offers life lessons about compassion and working hard to achieve your dreams, and illustrates the value of a supportive community.
Title:Blue Skies For LupeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.98 inPublished:September 1, 2015Publisher:Woodbine HouseLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1606132717

ISBN - 13:9781606132715