My Name Is Maria Isabel
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 María IsabelUser Review - Anne Hennessey - Goodreads
Maria Isabel Salazar Lopez is starting at a new school where no one speaks Spanish, which is the language she speaks at home with her family. To make matters worse, her first day at her new school the ... Read full review
Review: My Name Is María IsabelUser Review - Britta Krueger - Goodreads
This book is about a girl named Maria but in her classroom they have two Maria's so her teacher says "Why don't we call you Mary instead?" Maria struggles to find acceptance because she has been named ... Read full review