By Tony Robles, Illustrated By Jim Pryor
"How can I become a great American if I'm not an American in the first place?"
Third-grader Joey Gonzalez dreamed of making his mom proud. His plan? Study hard, learn a lot and grow up to be a great American. Then one day, his teacher said that because he was something called a "minority," he wasn't smart enough to become a great American on his own! However, the teacher explained, there was something called "affirmative action" that could help him compete ...
Growing up as a Puerto Rican kid in a tough New York neighborhood, author Tony Robles knows that affirmative action has hurt many black and Hispanic children, who learn early on that they will never get the credit they deserve for working hard and trying to succeed on their own, so they should not even try.
In this breakthrough bilingual childrenÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ__ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´ÌàÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎå«ÌÎÌÊs book, Tony Robles shows that it is personal pride, self-reliance and a love of learning, not special preferences, that are the keys to becoming not just a good citizen but a great American, someone proud of both their individual heritage and that of our great nation.
Beautifully illustrated by Jim Pryor and translated into both English and Spanish, "Joey Gonzalez: Great American" will be treasured by all parents confident that their children are capable of more than teachers say they are, and by every kid who aspires to be great.
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ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎå«ÌÎÌÊÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´ÌàÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎÌ_ÌÎÌ_Publisher: World Ahead Pub Inc; Bilingual edition (March 25, 2008)
ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ__ÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎå«ÌÎÌÊÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´ÌàÌÎÌ_Ì´åÇÌÎÌ_ÌÎÌ_Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 7.6 x 0.4 inches
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