My Name Is Maria Isabel (Google eBook)
A third grader realizes the importance of her name in this classic story of heritage and self-identity.
For María Isabel Salazar López, the hardest thing about being the new girl in school is that the teacher doesn't call her by her real name. "We already have two Marías in this class," says her teacher. "Why don't we call you Mary instead?"
But María Isabel has been named for her Papá's mother and for Chabela, her beloved Puerto Rican grandmother. Can she find a way to make her teacher see that if she loses her name, she's lost the most important part of herself?
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Review: My Name Is Maria IsabelUser Review - Susan Kim - Goodreads
Maria Isabel, a Puerto Rican living in America, is asked by her teacher in class to be called Mary instead of Maria since there were two Marias. Maria Isabel doesnt want to be called Mary, she wants ... Read full review
Review: My Name Is Maria IsabelUser Review - Nicole Nunn - Goodreads
This is one of my favorite children's books because it discusses her struggle to adapt to changes, find her voice, and explore important issues of identity and understanding. I would use this as a ... Read full review