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BOOKS: FOR YOUNG READERS OF ALL AGES

Tía Lola Stories

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How Tía Lola Learned to Teach

(New York: Knopf Book for Young Readers, 2010)

Tía Lola is back!

Talk about coming to visit and then staying on! Tía Lola is back! How Tía Lola Learned to Teach was published in October 2010.

This time Tía Lola works her magic in school. Imagine what happens when a fun-loving, storytelling, magical Tía Lola is asked to be the Spanish teacher at Bridgeport Elementary where Miguel and Juanita go to school. Tía Lola is reluctant at first because she, herself, never went past fourth grade in her native country, the Dominican Republic. But she can turn a boring hour into an adventure the kids will never forget. School was never this much fun! Miguel and Juanita end up sharing their very special aunt with the whole school. By the end of the book, everyone in town and all the students a Bridgeport Elementary consider Tía Lola their very own aunt.

How Tía Lola Learned to Teach, a book for young readers by Julia Alvarez
see this book on Amazon.com
or get an autographed copy at
Middlebury College Bookstore
or Vermont Book Shop

How Tía Lola Learned to Teach was included on the 2013 Back-to-School Reading list from The Horn Book and the 2010 Chicago Public Library Best of the Best List and was selected for the Winter 2011 Kids' Indie Next List by IndieBound.

The publisher, Random House has put up a wonderful Educators Guide that covers the whole series.


Julia Alvarez as Tía Lola with Sonia Manzano of Sesame Street at Symphony Space's Thalia Book Club on October 16, 2011

Readings & Writing Prompts to do with the Tía Lola books

I made up a list of passages and writing prompts to do with the kids at Symphony Space's Thalia Book Club in October 2011. I wanted to share that list with all of you.


Letter to Readers of Tía Lola Stories

If you want to know how I came to write about Tía Lola, here's a short letter to fans of Tía Lola and to the readers of these books.

Tía Lola Blog Tour 2010

If you haven't yet met Tía Lola, I hope you will join us on the online blog tour that took place in October 2010. The blog posts are still available here:

Why Tía Lola and I Love Sayings
How Tía Lola Cooks Her Beans the Dominican Way
How Tía Lola Makes Rice the Dominican Way
What Do I Do When I'm Not Writing? part one
What Do I Do When I'm Not Writing? part two
A Typical Writing Day
Introducing (some of) My Tías

Gracias to those who hosted &
read Tía Lola Blogs!

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More Books by Julia Alvarez:

How Tia Lola Came to -Visit- Stay: a novel for young readers by Julia Alvarez -- click for book summary
How Tía Lola
Came to Visit Stay
How Tía Lola Saved the Summer, a book for young readers by Julia Alvarez
How Tía Lola
Saved the Summer
How Tía Lola Ended Up Starting Over, a book for young readers by Julia Alvarez
How Tía Lola
Ended Up Starting Over
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Buy Books by Julia Alvarez

at your local bookstore

find books by Julia Alvarez at your local bookstore: indiebound.org

at amazon.com

& at other favorite bookstores:

vermontbookshop.com

powells.com

penguingroup.com

randomhouse.com

barnesandnoble.com

booksamillion.com

audiobookstand.com

The Middlebury College Store also offers to send you autographed copies of any of my books as long as they are in hard cover.


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