Halito Gianna: The Journey Continues
Becky Villareal, Author
CreateSpace, Fiction, Dec. 27, 2015
Suitable for Ages: 7-11
Themes: Exploring family roots, Multicultural, Mexican Americans, Native Americans, Mystery
Opening: Halito means hello in Choctaw, but I didn’t find that out for a long, long time. At least that’s how it seems when you’re still in school and having to go every single day of the year!
Synopsis: Gianna is a fourth grader who came to America from Mexico. She is very interested in exploring her family’s roots. Her teacher announces that the class will celebrate Halloween with a Book March and students are encouraged to wear a costume that matches a character in a favorite book. Gianna wants to dress as a Native American girl to honor her favorite book, The Rough-Faced Girl. While she searches her attic for costume possibilities, she discovers an old trunk that is full of old family…
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