David G. Burnet Dual Language Elementary School

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    • The mission of the HISD Department of Library Services is to provide integrated services enabling schools to enhance the quality of instruction and instructional delivery to improve student achievement and information literacy. It is our goal to ensure that all HISD students are prepared to be good digital citizens. For more information, please see Library Services.
  • Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match / Marisol McDonald no combina

    by Monica Brown Year Published: 2011

    Marisol McDonald has flaming red hair and nut-brown skin. Polka dots and stripes are her favorite combination. She prefers peanut butter and jelly burritos in her lunch box. And don’t even think of asking her to choose one or the other activity at recess—she’ll just be a soccer playing pirate princess, thank you very much. To Marisol McDonald, these seemingly mismatched things make perfect sense together.

    Unfortunately, they don’t always make sense to everyone else. Other people wrinkle their nose in confusion at Marisol—can’t she just be one or the other? Try as she might, in a world where everyone tries to put this biracial, Peruvian-Scottish-American girl into a box, Marisol McDonald doesn’t match. And that’s just fine with her.

    A mestiza Peruvian American of European, Jewish, and Amerindian heritage, renowned author Monica Brown wrote this lively story to bring her own experience of being mismatched to life. Her buoyant prose is perfectly matched by Sara Palacios’ engaging acrylic illustrations.

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  • Book Fiesta!: Celebrate Children’s Day/Book Day

    by Pat Mora Year Published: 2008

    Children read aloud in various settings to celebrate of El Día de los niños, or Children's Day, in this bilingual story. Includes facts about Mexico's annual celebration of children (April 30) and the book fiestas that are often included.

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