A, Is for Abuela

by Cynthia S. De Las Salas



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/21/2017

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 26
ISBN : 9781524684204
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 26
ISBN : 9781524684211

About the Book

A, Is for Abuela depicts the story of an ELL student’s first day of school, the events leading to it, and the connection she makes with her teacher despite the language barriers. It is written in English with Spanish phrases, and it is a story that connects both our ELL students and their educators in the simplest of ways. It tells a story about family, love, and education. It comes from a place of personal experience. Reading about Lolita and her first day of school will help students and educators alike to understand the immense role they play in each other’s lives. Making that connection with your first teacher here in the United States is not easy. But when that teacher is Ms. McCallister, a woman who pushed through the barriers to see how Lolita was feeling, it reminds us what it means to truly educate our students not only intellectually, but also academically.

About the Author

Cynthia Santana De Las Salas is a passionate teacher, school counselor, and writer who has always seen her calling as a pursuit to help others and make life better for the students she serves. As a first generation American and a former ESOL District Liaison and Teacher, Cynthia has always been surrounded by and has worked with families and students from various parts of the world. Each experience has provided her with an insight to their struggles, fears, and triumphs, all of which she desires to share with the world.