How Tia Lola Came to (Visit) Stay

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Random House Children's Books, Feb 19, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 160 pages
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A delightfully entertaining story of family and culture from acclaimed author Julia Alvarez.

Moving to Vermont after his parents split, Miguel has plenty to worry about! Tía Lola, his quirky, carismática, and maybe magical aunt makes his life even more unpredictable when she arrives from the Dominican Republic to help out his Mami. Like her stories for adults, Julia Alvarez’s first middle-grade book sparkles with magic as it illuminates a child’s experiences living in two cultures.

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Miguel's family moves to Vermont from New York and Tia Lola comes to visit from the Dominican Republic. Miguel is afraid that Tia Lola's unusualness and lack of English will make to hard to make friends.

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About the author (2009)

Julia Alvarez is the award-winning author of How the García Girls Lost Their Accents, ¡Yo!, In the Time of the Butterflies, In the Name of Salomé, and a picture book, The Secret Footprints. Her most recent book for young readers is entitled Before We Were Free. She is a writer-in-residence at Middlebury College.

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