Becoming Kid Quixote: A True Story of Belonging in America
I Belong is a memoir narrated by a nine-year-old Mexican American girl who lives in Brooklyn. At her after-school program, Still Waters in a Storm, children discuss and translate the original Spanish text of Don Quixote into English with the program’s founder, Stephen Haff. Using their translations, Sarah and the others write, create, and act out scenes that echo their own life stories and experiences, often focusing on how the government treats their families.
This stirring memoir includes stories about Sarah’s life as the child of undocumented Mexican immigrants; how she grew from a painfully shy seven-year-old to a confident leader at nine; and her creative/imaginative experiences at Still Waters in a Storm with her beloved teacher.
JLG Release: Jul 2020
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Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:
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8 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Scholastic Reading CountsN/A
Potentially Sensitive Areas
Sarah Sierra, Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York City, Undocumented immigrants, Immigrant families, Still Waters in a Storm (after-school program), Stephen Haff, Communities, Retellings of Don Quixote, Performing and performances, Family life, Friendships, Urban and city life, Mexican Americans, Leadership,