On Friday my second graders enjoyed this book. The story is about a little girl named Mari who is struggling to learn to read in English. It is unique in that Spanish words are incorporated throughout the text. This story was very relatable to all of my students, all of whom are in English-Spanish immersion at school and struggling to learn to read, most of whom are learning English as a second language. They definitely felt like they saw themselves on the pages of the book. The story offered opportunities to discuss perseverance. The illustrations are colorful and inviting. I’m excited to include this book in my classroom library.