Book Fiesta!: Celebrate Children's Day/Book Day

Book Summary: 

This bilingual book depicts the joy of celebrating both children and books.

Year: 
2010
Author: 
Pat Mora
Illustrator: 
Rafael López
Publisher: 
HarperCollins
Guiding Question: 

How easy is it/would it be to learn a new language just to understand the teacher at your school?

Howard’s Format from You Can’t Teach What You Don’t Know (73-85): 

Honesty- For some children the language their families speak is not the language used for learning in school.

Empathy- How does it feel to speak one language at home and a different language at school (if English is not your first language)? How would it feel if the language you spoke at home were not the language used in school (if you only know one language)?

Advocacy- Ask students who don’t know English as well as you do what kinds of things would be helpful to them with their English ability.

Action- Decide how you can make your school a better place to learn for all children. Begin learning a new language.