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Tomas and the Library Lady (1997)
by Pat Mora
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0375803491, Paperback)Sometimes you read a story and it almost seems too nice. This book may seem to be one of those at first, but the difference is that this story is true! Tomás and the Library Lady is the wonderfully illustrated tale of Tomás Rivera and the kind librarian who helped him learn to love books. Tomás started his life as a migrant worker and, when he died, was a university chancellor. (The UC Riverside library now bears his name.)
This tribute to Tomás and his mentor reminds us of the power of stories and those dedicated librarians who have changed the lives of so many people. (Recommended for ages 4-8; it's great for new English readers and is also available in Spanish.)
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:18:47 -0400)
While helping his family in their work as migrant laborers far from their home, Tomas finds an entire world to explore in the books at the local public library.
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