About this Series
Meet Stella Diaz, a sweet Mexican-American girl who conquers her shyness as she prepares a presentation on marine animals for her classmates. It’s her favorite subject, but Stella’s worried she might mispronounce words and slip into Spanish. This wonderful middle grade series by award-winning illustrator Angela Dominguez, beginning with Stella Has Something to Say, is based on experiences from the author’s own childhood. With black and white illustrations throughout, and simple Spanish vocabulary integrated into the text, these charming books are ideal for aspiring young bilingual readers.
★”Fans of Clementine and Alvin Ho will be delighted to meet Stella.” —School Library Journal, starred review
“A nice and timely depiction of an immigrant child experience.” —Kirkus Reviews“
“An excellent, empowering addition to middle grade collections.” —Booklist
“Readers should easily relate to Stella, her struggle to use her voice, and the way she feels caught between worlds at school and at home.”—Publishers Weekly