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Stella Díaz has something to say

by Dominguez, Angela,

Format: Print Book 2019
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 3 copies
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In her first middle-grade novel, award-winning picture book author and illustrator Angela Dominguez tells a heartwarming story based on her own experiences growing up Mexican-American.

Stella Diaz loves marine animals, especially her betta fish, Pancho. But Stella Diaz is not a betta fish. Betta fish like to be alone, while Stella loves spending time with her mom and brother and her best friend Jenny. Trouble is, Jenny is in another class this year, and Stella feels very lonely.

When a new boy arrives in Stella's class, she really wants to be his friend, but sometimes Stella accidentally speaks Spanish instead of English and pronounces words wrong, which makes her turn roja . Plus, she has to speak in front of her whole class for a big presentation at school! But she better get over her fears soon, because Stella Díaz has something to say!

Stella Díaz Has Something to Say introduces an infectiously charming new character with relatable writing and adorable black-and-white art throughout. Simple Spanish vocabulary is also integrated within the text, providing a bilingual element.

Praise for Stella Diaz Has Something to Say

"Readers will cheer as they see how, with the help of her friends and family, Stella overcomes her shyness . . . A nice and timely depiction of an immigrant child experience." -- Kirkus Reviews

" Realistic relationships ground this character-driven story . . . Fans of Clementine and Alvin Ho will be delighted to meet Stella." -- School Library Journal, starred review

Additional Information
Subjects Hispanic American children -- Juvenile fiction.
Schools -- Juvenile fiction.
Friendship -- Juvenile fiction.
Bashfulness -- Juvenile fiction.
Bilingualism -- Juvenile fiction.
Speech anxiety -- Juvenile fiction.
Hispanic American children.
Speech anxiety.
Children's stories.
Juvenile works.
Publisher New York, NY :2019
Edition First Square Fish edition.
Audience Ages: 6-9.
Language English
Notes Originally published by Roaring Brook Press, 2018.
Description 202 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
ISBN 9781250294104
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