My Name is Jorge On Both Sides of the River:
Poems in English and Spanish
This is a collection of poems that tells the story of a young Mexican
kid that goes to school in the United States. One of the first details
that Jorge notices at school is that his name changes to George (English
version of Jorge). Jorge does not like the idea. Jorge is trying to
fit and get accustomed with the new culture without losing his own.
Some poems reflect problems that Jorge confronts in school like being
treated as a dummy or people making fun of his primary language. The
book also explains school life, including making friends and taking
tests. The poems in this book are in both languages (Spanish and English).
The translation is very accurate. Since the book is in two languages,
it can be used in different ways; for people that are learning Spanish
or for students that are learning English. The graphics in the book
are charcoal drawings in black and white.
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