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How Tia Lola Learned to Teach (2011)

Author: Alvarez, Julia Publisher: Yearling/Random House
Number of pages: 144 pages

"Tía Lola has been invited to teach Spanish at her niece and nephews elementary school. But Miguel wants nothing to do with the arrangement. He hasnt had an easy time adjusting to his new school in Vermont and doesnt like living so far away from Papi, who has a new girlfriend and an announcement to make. On the other hand, Miguels little sister, Juanita, cant wait to introduce her colorfully dressed aunt with her migrating beauty mark to all her friends at schoolthat is, if she can stop getting distracted long enough to remember to do so. Before long, Tía Lola is organizing a Spanish treasure hunt and a Carnaval fiesta at school. Will Miguel be willing to join the fun? Will Juanita get her head out of the clouds and lead her classmates to victory in the treasure hunt? "

ISBN 13: 978-0375857928
Reading Level (grade): 5.3