She asked for me to write a brief teacher-friendly page for her new book, Chocolate Milk, Por Favor! Celebrating Diversity with Empathy, about how to assist English Language Learners in the classroom. I am truly honored to have had this opportunity!
Book Summary: Johnny is a big fan of school but that all changes when the new kid, Gabe arrives. Gabe doesn't speak any English, and that doesn't stop Johnny from going out of his way to be unkind. But what will Johnny do when Gabe starts to make new friends? Will he join the fun of making a new friend or turn the other way? Johnny realizes a powerful message in this store where student differences are celebrated. Read to find out how chocolate milk plays a major role in the discovery of the real universal language.
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Maria is not only an award-winning author, but she was a classroom teacher for many years. She brings that experience to her books. She specializes in books about challenges children face. A topic close to her heart, Maria’s own childhood experience inspired her first book, Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun. Maria’s dedication to empowering children with courage and confidence has reached new heights, touching the hearts and hands of children the world over. Grounded in her belief that all children deserve a voice, Maria’s latest book, Chocolate Milk, Por Favor, drives home the important message of celebrating diversity with kindness, inclusion and empathy. As a sought-after speaker, Maria spreads her message by presenting at schools and conferences across the country. She holds degrees in education and child development. Maria lives in southeastern Michigan with her husband, Dave, and their three book-loving children.
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