Elaine Marie Alphin

Books by This Author

A Bear for Miguel

Illustrated by: Joan Sandin
Age Level: 6-9

"Growing up in El Salvador, Maria understands that her father can work for neither the government nor the guerrillas without reprisals from the other side. Now they must barter their handiwork and their furniture for food. Going to market with her father, she takes along her stuffed bear Paco. When Papa leaves Maria in charge, she finds the courage to make good trades, even letting her beloved Paco go in exchange for the food her family needs." — Booklist