My Name is Jorge

On Both Sides of the River

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ISBN: 9781635926798


Published by (2021-08-10)

Jorge is trying to learn the ways of his new country. He wants to fit in at school, but he doesn't want to forget his homeland, Mexico. His family is still doing things like they're in the old country, but Jorge wants to find out everything he can about his new country--on the other side of the river. Learning a new language, getting a library card, taking tests, and making friends are challenges for Jorge. Just when Jorge has found a friend in Tim, his life changes once again. Told from the point of view of Jorge, Jane Medina's moving poems vividly depict one boy's struggle to make a new life in a new country.

Book Details

Format: eBook
Price: 15.99 CAD / 9.99 USD
Published: 2021-08-10
ISBN: 9781635926798
Page Count: 48
Trim Size: 8 x 10

"(I)nsightful... the poems, and the accurate English translations, are well laid out on the page and neatly complemented by primitive-looking scratchboard illustrations... carries significant emotional poignancy." —School Library Journal

"These truly bilingual poems are packed with poignant, tender moments in the life of a Mexican immigrant child trying to fit in without losing his identity." —Horn Book Guide