How Tia Lola Learned to Teach
Author: Julia Alvarez
For Juniors/KS2
Price 6.50 paperback
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How Tia Lola Learned to Teach Juanita and Miguel's great aunt, Tia Lola, arrives from the Dominican Republic to help take care of the two children after their parents' divorce and has such an impact on their small Vermont community that when her visa expires the whole town comes together to support her. With humour and pathos, Alvarez introduces lots of detail about Tia Lola's language and culture as well as showing how her characters negotiate the complexities of their fractured family, immigration and daily life. An enjoyable story, both funny and heartbreaking, where young readers will find much to identify with in the characters of 10 year old Miguel and his sister.

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