Tomás and the library lady
Tomás is a son of migrant workers. Every summer he and his family follow the crops north from Texas to Iowa, spending long, arduous days in the fields. At night they gather around to hear Grandfather's wonderful stories. But before long, Tomás knows all the stories by heart. "There are more stories in the library," Papa Grande tells him. The very next day, Tomás meets the library lady and a whole new world opens up for him. Based on the true story of the Mexican-American author and educator Tomás Rivera, a child of migrant workers who went on to become the first minority Chancellor in the University of California system, this inspirational story suggests what libraries--and education--can make possible. Raul Colón's warm, expressive paintings perfectly interweave the harsh realities of Tomás's life, the joyful imaginings he finds in books, and his special relationships with a wise grandfather and a caring librarian.
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|full_title||tomás and the library lady|
|detailed_location_arlington||Central Kids Fiction|
|display_description||While helping his family in their work as migrant laborers far from their home, Tomás finds an entire world to explore in the books at the local public library.|
|item_details||ils:.b13274661|.i1137066x|Central Kids Fiction|JF MORA|||1|false|false|||||Missing|May 03, 2017|cjf|||
|owning_library_arlington||Arlington Public Library, Aurora Hills, Central, Cherrydale, Columbia Pike, Connection Crystal City, Detention Center, Glencarlyn, Local History, Plaza, Shirlington, Westover|
|record_details||ils:.b13274661|Book|Books||English|Knopf :|c1997.|1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 26 cm.|
|subject_facet||Books and reading -- Fiction, Libraries -- Fiction, Mexican Americans -- Fiction, Migrant labor -- Fiction|
|title_display||Tomás and the library lady|
|title_full||Tomás and the library lady / Pat Mora ; illustrated by Raúl Colón|
|title_short||Tomás and the library lady|