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.
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 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.
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.
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