A Crazy Mixed-Up Spanglish Day by Marisa Montes, introduces us to Maritza Gabriela Morales Mercado, or Gabi as her family calls her. Gabi speaks English in school but Spanish at home and sometimes a little mix - or Spanglish, which her mother does not like. In school a bully is very intent on making fun of her real name, Maritza and to make matters worse, her teacher assigns him to work with her on a group project. At first she really wants to fight Johnny but when Gabi's grandmother arrives for a visit she helps her use her head to get this bully straightened out! Full of lots of great Spanish vocabulary. Grade 2-4.
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