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Amelia's Road by Linda Jacobs Altman

Amelia's Road (edition 1993)

by Linda Jacobs Altman

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Title:Amelia's Road
Authors:Linda Jacobs Altman
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Amelia's Road by Linda Jacobs Altman

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    Tomas and the Library Lady by Pat Mora (madu)
    madu: Both stories relate to children of migrant farm-workers

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This book is about a little girl that comes from a migrant family. She wants to find a place where she belongs and then comes across a road that leads to her own secret place. She ends up moving in the end but she's content and happy that she finally found a spot to call her own. ( )
  CatGoya | Nov 18, 2013 |
Amelia is a little girl who just wants a place that feels like home. She and her family are migrant farm workers and are constantly on the move as they follow the harvest. With some luck and a good deal of imagination, Amelia finally finds that she can create a place where she can always return to in her heart.***SRC Quiz***
  law2110 | Jan 21, 2013 |
Amelia's family are migrant workers who move from place to place to pick crops. Amelia dreams of stability and a place to settle permanently. ( )
  destinymbruner | Jun 1, 2012 |
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Kindergarten-Grade 3-A poignant yet gentle portrayal of the lives of migrant children. Constantly on the move, Amelia's family records events by crops not dates, carries with them only what will fit in the car, and are never anywhere long enough to feel at home. The girl longs for a place to stay, a place where she belongs. Teachers rarely bother to learn her name, so when Mrs. Ramos does so, it is special. The child's picture of a white house with a big shade tree earns a beautiful red star. On the way home, she discovers a road leading to a tree just like the one she drew. She visits this place often, and buries a small metal box filled with her treasures there when she must leave. For the first time in her life, Amelia has a home place. The acrylic-on-canvas illustrations have a folk-art quality that works well with this story. The canvas texture shows through the paint to add an almost tactile roughness of hard labor while rich colors capture the harvest crops at their succulent best. An important title for any library serving migrant populations, Amelia's Road should be a welcome addition almost anywhere. Useful in a variety of educational units, it works equally well as a read-aloud or read-alone.
Jody McCoy, Casady School, Oklahoma City
  wildcatbooks | Mar 8, 2012 |
This book is special because it is about the little girl finding her on secret spot where she can be alone. This is something that we all enjoy, and at times just need to get away. Amelia finds a dirt road where she can relax and be free from everyone around her, and even work. This is an important story because we all get stressed out at times and need to get away for a little bit.
  slw017 | Sep 23, 2010 |
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Tired of moving around so much, Amelia, the daughter of migrant farm workers, dreams of a stable home.

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