My Name Is Jorge on Both Sides of the River

This collection of bilingual poems gives voice to a young boy who has recently come to the U.S. from Mexico. He wonders, for example, why he has suddenly lost all of his intelligence here if in his country he was smart. From getting a library card to making friends, Jorge must find ways to overcome the challenges of his new life. An excellent portrayal of the roller coaster that newcomers experience upon arrival in the U.S.

Age Level: Middle Grade (9-14)
Publisher: Boyds Mills Press
Language: Spanish (Bilingual Eng/Sp)