Libby is learning the Pledge of Allegiance in school - - and at the end of the week, her great-aunt Lobo will say the Pledge when she participates in a citizenship ceremony. Libby is going to lead the class at the end of the week and is nervous; but Lobo practices with her and says the pledge with Libby in front of her stuffed animals. At the end of a long day practicing, Libby and Lobo talk about stories and memories - -and when they both stand tall and proud reciting the pledge, they both know what the Pledge means to them and their family. 40 pages, hardcover.
Libby's great aunt, Lobo, is from Mexico, but the United States has been her home for many years, and she wants to become a U.S. citizen. At the end of the week, Lobo will say the Pledge of Allegiance at a special ceremony. Libby is also learning the Pledge this week, at schoolat the end of the week, she will stand up in front of everyone and lead the class in the Pledge. Libby and Lobo practice togetherasking questions and sharing stories and memoriesuntil they both stand tall and proud, with their hands over their hearts.
Award-winning PAT MORA's books include Tomás and the Library Lady and Doña Flor. She is an honorary member of the ALA, the highest honor the association bestows on non-librarian members.
LIBBY MARTINEZ has worked in the Texas political arena, has served as the Director of School and Community Partnerships at the Philadelphia Zoo, and is the founder of a strategy consulting practice. She lives with her husband in Colorado Springs.