Sol a Sol: Original and Selected Bilingual Poems
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Sol a Sol: Original and Selected Bilingual Poems

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Sol a Sol is a sweet, lyrical collection of bilingual poems that begins with the sunrise and ends with the sun setting and the starlit sky. There are poems about a girl who wears lizards for earrings and enjoys a day with her sassy grandparents, poems about her lively friends, her purring cat, and her parents whose "hips kiss" as they dance across the living room floor.

Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 15th 1998 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
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Sol a Sol is featured in Strategies That Work: Teaching Comprehension for Understanding and Engagement, which is one of my texts for literacy this semester, and I had to adapt the lesson they had for this book into one for my group. After reading several of the everday poems (written in both English and Spanish--a perfect ELL resource!), we made a poem together and then they wrote their own, plus drew an illustration. It was asking a lot of first graders to accomplish in 25 minutes, but they wer...more
These fourteen poems about the joys of everyday life are engaging and easy to read for young readers. The illustrations are beautiful and vibrant, and add great character to the book. I love how the book progresses throughout the day, beginning with sunrise and ending with sunset in this collection. In both Spanish and English, this would be a great resource for ELL students who are struggling readers. Additionall, the fact that most of the poems have specific Latino cultural content to make it...more
This book is a collection of bilingual poems about family life. There are poems about a specific little girl’s mom, dad, grandmother, grandpa, and about her life.
This book had some of the worst poems I've ever read in my life! There was only one good one at the end.
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Lori Marie Carlson was born in Jamestown, New York. She went to college at Indiana University, earning a MA in Hispanic Literature. She has taught at several universities.

Carlson has written several books for children and young adults, including Cool Salsa and Sol a Sol. The Sunday Tertulia is her first novel for adults.
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