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Multicultural Realistic Fiction

Going Home (1998)

Author: Bunting, Eve Illustrator: Diaz, David
Publisher: HarperCollins
Number of pages: 32 pages

Christmas is coming and Carlos and his family are going home-driving south across the border to Mexico. But Mexico doesn't seem like home to Carlos, even though he and his sisters were born there. Can home be a place you don't really remember? At first, La Perla doesn't seem very different from the other villages they pass through. But then Carlos is swept into the festivities by Grandfather, Aunt Ana, and the whole village. Finally, Carlos begins to understand Mama and Papa's love for the place they left behind, and realizes that home can be anywhere, because it stays in the hearts of the people who love you.

ISBN 13: 978-0064435093
Reading Level (grade): 2.7
Reading Level (A-Z): L