Yefferson, Actually: En Realidad Es Yefferson (Bilingual English/Spanish)

by Katherine Trejo (Author) Karla Monterrosa (Illustrator)

Yefferson, Actually: En Realidad Es Yefferson (Bilingual English/Spanish)
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade
Series: Lil' Libros

!On his first day as the new kid in school, shy Yefferson's name is consistently mispronounced to his discomfort and embarrassment. With his family's support, Yefferson finds the courage to stand up for himself and his namesake. Yefferson, Actually is wonderful new picture book to embrace in the pantheon of classic Back to School stories. Follow sweet and unassuming Yefferson - proudly pronounced with the sound the Y makes in Spanish, not the J in English - as learns to overcome what is a common, but often undiscussed hurdle for all shy kids entering a new school year: correctly teaching people how to say your name correctly.In a picture book market that too often doesn't highlight Latinx boys as the main characters of their own stories, Yefferson stands up and stands out for his kindness, gentleness, and strength when he treats others how he wants to be treated. Perfect for lovers of King of Kindergarten and Alma and How She Got Her Name, Yefferson. 

!En su primer día como el chico nuevo en la escuela, el nombre del tímido Yefferson es constantemente pronunciado mal para su incomodidad y vergüenza. Con el apoyo de su familia, Yefferson encuentra el coraje para defenderse a sí mismo y a su tocayo. Yefferson, en realidad es un nuevo libro ilustrado maravilloso para incluir en el panteón de las historias clásicas de Vuelta al cole. Siga al dulce y sencillo Yefferson, orgullosamente pronunciado con el sonido de la Y en español, no de la J en inglés, mientras aprende a superar lo que es un obstáculo común, pero a menudo no discutido, para todos los niños tímidos que ingresan a un nuevo año escolar: enseñar correctamente a las personas cómo decir tu nombre correctamente. En un mercado de libros ilustrados que con demasiada frecuencia no destaca a los niños latinos como los personajes principales de sus propias historias, Yefferson se levanta y se destaca por su amabilidad, gentileza y fortaleza cuando trata a los demás como quiere. ser tratado. Perfecto para los amantes de King of Kindergarten y Alma y How She Got Her Name, Yefferson.

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Katherine Trejo

Katherine Trejo is a first-generation Salvadoran-American college graduate with a bachelor's degree in politics and Latin American/Latino studies from UC Santa Cruz. She lives in Historic Filipinotown with her Boston Terrier Lily, mom, brother, cousins, aunts, grandma, niece, and nephew in the same apartment complex where she was raised. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, watching cartoons, and listening to K-pop. She co-authored this book with Mr. Scott Martin-Rowe, one of her most influential and favorite teachers in high school.

Scott Martin-Rowe is a National Board Certified teacher-librarian in the Los Angeles Unified School District and the first in his family to graduate from college. Aside from teaching, he enjoys reading, writing, running, and spending time with his family and friends. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, writer Kate Martin Rowe, his four energetic children, one lazy dog, and an opinionated cat.

Karla Monterrosa was born and raised in sunny San Salvador, El Salvador. She's an illustrator and animator on a mission to draw a world in which it's okay to feel awkward. Karla graduated from Emily Carr University of Art + Design with a BFA in Animation in 2013 and currently lives in the unceded, ancestral lands of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Thleil-Watuth nations also known as Vancouver, BC.

Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Lil' Libros
Publication date
August 20, 2021
Lil' Libros
BISAC categories
JNF020030 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Foreign Language Study | Spanish
JNF019030 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Family | Multigenerational
JNF069000 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Diversity & Multicultural
Library of Congress categories
Picture books
Spanish language materials
Names, Personal
First day of school
Nombres personales
Primer ida de la escuela

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