I Pledge Allegiance

I Pledge Allegiance Patriotism across the generations as a little girl and her great aunt learn the Pledge of Allegiance together Libby s great aunt Lobo is from Mexico but the United States has been her home for many

  • Title: I Pledge Allegiance
  • Author: Pat Mora Libby Martinez Patrice Barton
  • ISBN: 9780307931818
  • Page: 123
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Patriotism across the generations as a little girl and her great aunt learn the Pledge of Allegiance together.Libby s great aunt, Lobo, is from Mexico, but the United States has been her home for many years, and she wants to become a U.S citizen At the end of the week, Lobo will say the Pledge of Allegiance at a special ceremony Libby is also learning the Pledge this wePatriotism across the generations as a little girl and her great aunt learn the Pledge of Allegiance together.Libby s great aunt, Lobo, is from Mexico, but the United States has been her home for many years, and she wants to become a U.S citizen At the end of the week, Lobo will say the Pledge of Allegiance at a special ceremony Libby is also learning the Pledge this week, at school at the end of the week, she will stand up in front of everyone and lead the class in the Pledge Libby and Lobo practice together asking questions and sharing stories and memories until they both stand tall and proud, with their hands over their hearts.

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    1. Juvenile Fiction/People & PlacesAges 3-7, Grades P-2Pages: 40 Hardcover 8.8x11"Date Published: April 22, 2014Publisher: Knopf Boos for Young Readers (Random House)Tags: Independence Day, Season - Summer, American History, Mexico, Multicultural DiversityWhat an absolutely incredible find this book is! Definitely one I will be adding to our shelves in celebrations of the American Pledge of Allegiance. It will work perfectly as an add-on for our school lessons right along when we study the Star [...]

    2. I loved reading I Pledge Alligiance by Pat Mora! It is a realistic fiction book based on Pat Mora's actual aunt Lobo and it tells the story of Libby's great aunt passing the citizenship test to become a US citizen. Her aunt Lobo will have a ceremony where she will say the Pledge of Allegiance and Libby is also learning the Pledge at school. The book highlights great character relationships with realistic and convincing characters. Libby's teacher is very supportive and asks about if Lobo passed [...]

    3. Libby's aunt, Lobo, came from Mexico as a young girl and now, many years later, is becoming an American citizen. At the end of the week, Lobo will say the pledge of allegiance with the other new citizens and Libby will lead her class in saying the pledge. On the days leading up to Libby & Lobo's big day, they practice the pledge together and Lobo tells Libby why it's important to her to become a citizen: "When I was a young girl, my father wanted a safer place for us to grow up, and we came [...]

    4. (KidLit ED204 category: Social Studies)As a very patriotic person, this book made me tear up just a little. :) With all the turmoil in this country, it is so important to remember why we should be proud to live here and be proud to stand up "very straight, like trees" to stand up and recite our Pledge of Allegiance. The story is loosely based on the authors' own aunt's journey to U.S. citizenship. It explains that someone can be proud of where they come from and their native language, and proud [...]

    5. Summary: In this book, a girl named Libby has a great aunt named Lobo. Her aunt passed her US citizenship test and has to recite the pledge of Allegiance. Libby also has to say the pledge of Allegiance in front of her whole class. They both practice throughout the week and readers learn about Lobo’s childhood in Mexico. In the end, Libby and Lobo get to proudly say the Pledge of Allegiance together Theme: Possible themes of this book are immigration and pride for your country Personal Response [...]

    6. This book is great for young children that helps explain the citizenship process in the US for immigrants. Libbie's Aunt Lobo passed the test for her citizenship and gets to attend a cermony where she gets to recite the Pledge of Allegiance as she officially becomes a citizen. Aunt Lobo provides background information of her family migrating to the US for a better life for themselves. Even though she is now a citizen of the US, Aunt Lobo continues to take pride in her home country, Mexico.

    7. A good story and I very much enjoyed the illustrations. Ms. Mora and Ms. Martinez collaborate on this story based on their great-aunt, who they called Lobo, who became an American citizen in her late 70s. It's also a story about memorizing The Pledge of Allegiance - both remembering the words and thinking about what they mean. Very much recommended.

    8. I really enjoyed this book. It addressed so many topics in so little time such as: immigration, gaining citizenship, patriotism, and family values. This book would be a good one to read at the beginning of the year so students know the importance of the Pledge of Allegiance and why we do it everyday. 2014Realistic Fiction

    9. This story is about a grandma learning about the United States and learning the pledge allegiance. The grandaughter is so proud of her and the grandma ends up getting her citizenship.Teachable points: citizenship, not all families are born here, pledge allegiance, proud of two countries

    10. Cute book that shares Libby and her aunt learning/practicing the Pledge of Allegiance. I liked the incorporation of some Spanish words, adored the illustrations, and think this book would be useful in an elementary class where students are learning the Pledge and what it means.

    11. In this book, Libby’s grandmother who she calls Lobo is about to take her citizenship test. When she passes (!!!) she must perform The Pledge Of Allegiance. When Libby’s teacher learns the exciting news, she asks Libby to lead the Pledge in class one day. We learn about the Pledge and a glimpse of what it means to be a U.S. citizen. Multicultural.

    12. 1.)Reflection on ONE: Text to text, text to self, or text to world connection for each bookI specifically picked this book because it had a connection to my students and my classroom. I noticed that my students were half-heartedly saying the pledge and that many days there was at least one student who I had to remind to stand up and face the flag for the pledge. I wanted to use this book to show my students why it is so important to say the pledge and do so with the utmost respect for the flag a [...]

    13. 1. Text to self connection: In this book, Libby's Great Aunt receiving her citizenship to the United States of America. Libby is so proud her Aunt and practices saying the Pledge of Allegiance with her throughout the week. I connected to this book because of my heritage. Just like Libby's Great Aunt, Lobo, my ancestors also came from Mexico to America. They had to work really hard and learn about the U.S. in order to gain their citizenship. They were proud of their heritage and where they came f [...]

    14. The story starts with Libby being proud of her great-aunt Lobo passing her citizenship test. This sets up the close relationship between these two characters. Lobo tells her story of why she wanted to become a citizen and why saying the Pledge of Allegiance at her citizenship ceremony means so much to her. Lobo and Libby practice the Pledge so Libby can lead her class in the Pledge and Lobo can recite it at the ceremony. The author's note at the end describes one author's real great aunt Lobo th [...]

    15. With expressive illustrations created in pencil sketches and then digitally painted, this picture book celebrates our nation's Pledge of Allegiance. While Libby's class is studying the Pledge, she also gets a real-world lesson from her great-aunt Lobo's preparation for the citizenship test and memorization of the pledge. Although the book idealizes our nation and its foundations--Lobo describes how the flag "wrapped itself around me to protect me" (unpaged)--this new citizen is clearly just as p [...]

    16. Juvenile Fiction/People & PlacesAges 3-7, Grades P-2Pages: 40 Hardcover 8.8x11"Date Published: April 22, 2014Publisher: Knopf Boos for Young Readers (Random House)This review is also posted on Get Kids to Read: mrtierneyslibraryI Pledge Allegiance is an excellent multicultural picture book. The story is about a little girl who lis learning the Pledge of Allegiance in her class, and her Great Aunt Lobo who has passed her citizenship test, and is going to be reciting the Pledge to finalize her [...]

    17. This is a contemporary realistic fiction story for elementary students of all ages and ESOL families that are trying to obtain citizenship.This is a delightful story of a little girl who is learning the Pledge of Allegiance in her class while her elder aunt who is seventy years old, is also studying the Pledge of Allegiance in order to obtain her citizenship.I love this book. It is in a child's first person perspective that is based on true events for herself and her great-aunt. The story incoor [...]

    18. Pat Mora and her daughter Libby Martinez have crafted a meaningful story inspired by her much loved Mexican aunt, who became a U.S. citizen in her late seventies. Using a young child whose teacher is explaining the history and the meaning of the Pledge of Allegiance in the classroom, teamed with the child's aunt who is preparing to become a U.S. citizen, brings significance and meaning to the Pledge of Allegiance that millions of children say every school day. True to Pat Mora's belief in the po [...]

    19. I love love love this book! As my husband prepares to become a bilingual elementary school teacher on the border of Mexico and Texas, we have been thinking a lot about immigration and what it means. This book does an absolutely beautiful job at introducing what it means to become a citizen. To both the new citizen and the family, and even the country as a whole. I loved it! The art work is brilliant as well. So bright, welcoming, and cheery. Patrice Barton did a phenomenal job!This whole book, c [...]

    20. A must have! This is a book that explains the importance of The Pledge of Allegiance, and what it means, so that young children can understand it. It also tells the story about why Young Libby's great aunt immigrated to the United States from Mexico, and why it was important for her to become a US citizen. Never forgetting her heritage, her new home has provided her the freedoms, education and a better way of life that her parents wanted her to have.This is a book I'd highly recommend picking up [...]

    21. I enjoyed reading this book. It brings a new perspective to the Pledge of Allegiance. It resonated with me as Libby and her great aunt Lobo learned and practiced the Pledge together. I was most drawn into the story when Libby's great aunt Lobo said the American flag made her feel safe and warm. My transaction with the text was the most powerful during the conversation between Libby and Lobo as they discussed Lobo's move to the United States. I will carry with me a renewed appreciation for the Pl [...]

    22. Libby and her Great Aunt Lobo are learning the Pledge of Allegiance at the same time—but for different reasons. Lobo, who came to U.S. from Mexico as a young girl, is practicing it in order to become a citizen of the United States. A warm, gentle intergenerational story that offers perspectives on patriotism from a child and a new citizen. Cheerful watercolor illustrations by Patrice Barton. The authors note that the Pledge written by Francis Bellamy and first published in 1892 has been modifi [...]

    23. I enjoyed this book because it has the great optimism that children's books should have. Although, in real life when it comes to immigration and such there isn't always nice things to say to the people who want to become citizens of the United States. But Libby's great aunt makes an incredible statement about why she wanted to be a citizen. It also shows the hard work she puts into becoming a citizen by practicing the Pledge of Allegiance or studying for the test. One of my favorite parts is tha [...]

    24. A great story about the impact of the Pledge of Allegiance on one Mexican-American family. I could tell by the care and the detail of this picture book that this was a personal story. This was a story about the importance of history and its impact.The story starts off really sweet with the a little girl memorizing the Pledge of Allegiance. Then she comes home to find that her great aunt is studying for her citizenship test to become an American. They both learn valuable lessons regarding America [...]

    25. Libby and her great aunt both practice the Pledge of Allegiance; Libby to lead her class in their recitation and Great Aunt Lobo in celebration of passing her United States citizenship text.This is a great read aloud. The author's note following the story reveals that this story is based in fact and gives readers a first-person perspective on what being a U.S. citizen means to one person and in small part what it means to all people who apply for U.S. citizenship.Illustrations consist of pencil [...]

    26. 3.75 StarsThis is a very nice book about the Pledge of Allegiance . This is about a young girls aunt who took the citizenship test in her 80's and had to learn the Pledge for your citizenship ceremony.What I didn't like about the book and why I couldn't give it higher stars First I don't speak Spanish and there were several Spanish words I am sure I slaughtered. Second, it is a book about the Pledge of Allegiancebut I got really bored of saying it over and over.It is still a very nice book and I [...]

    27. This will work in every early elementary classroom where kids say the pledge every morning. The story of Libby's great-aunt becoming a citizen gives a meaningful framework for the bit of history about the pledge and what different parts of it mean (like indivisible, liberty and justice for all, etc.) The entire pledge is in the text several times, so kids will be able to recite along. The soft art that celebrates our diversity and the sprinkling of Spanish words (Libby's great-aunt is from Mexic [...]

    28. When Libby’s great-aunt was a little girl, she and her family emigrated from Mexico to the United States. Many years later, Libby’s great-aunt has passed her citizenship test and is ready to become a citizen of the United States. At the naturalization ceremony, she’ll say the Pledge of Allegiance. Libby and her great-aunt practice the pledge all week to get ready for the big day and Libby and her classmates learn more about the pledge during school. Younger readers will gain a new apprecia [...]

    29. This is a great book to share with youngsters about the meaning of the Pledge of Allegiance. It also delves into citizenship and the process of illegal residents becoming legalized citizens. It could be used to have students practice inferencing and predicting as well. Nice illustrations, a few Spanish words, and an author's note about the story behind the book make it a nice addition to any library.

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