La Mariposa

Bullying Awareness & Prevention
People, Identity & Culture
Author(s):
Francisco Jimenez
Illustrator(s):
Simon Silva
Age Group:
4-8
Publisher:
HMH Books for Young Readers
ISBN:
978-0618073177
Year:
Bullying Awareness & Prevention
People, Identity & Culture

Francisco, an immigrant from Mexico and the son of migrant workers, has difficulty adjusting to first grade in a new school because he doesn't speak English and, to make matters worse, the class bully seems to have it in for him. Francisco becomes fascinated with a jar containing a caterpillar and fantasizes about flying out of the classroom like a butterfly and back to his Papa in the fields. Francisco’s interest in butterflies also inspires a drawing that earns Francisco a prize and the respect of his classmates.

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