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Just Like Home/Como En Mi Tierra

3.81  ·  Rating Details ·  16 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
In both English and Spanish, a young girl shares the story of how she and her family arrived in the United States.

Paperback, 32 pages
Published January 1st 1999 by Albert Whitman & Company
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Caroline Barnett
I would share this book with a student who has immigrated to the United States. You could also read this book to an entire class because many children can relate to moving to a new home. Students could share their own experiences with moving and what is the same and what is different. For younger grades, students can draw pictures with small captions about their experiences and older grades the students can write about the similarities and differences.
Katie Jackson
Sep 18, 2011 Katie Jackson rated it really liked it
This book is in both English and Spanish. I like how the little girl talks about things she has done throughout the day and how it compares to home. The little girl moved to America and had to learn how different it is compared to her home.
Cara Byrne
Nov 13, 2016 Cara Byrne rated it liked it
While I really appreciate a bilingual text about a young girl and her family immigrating from an unnamed, warm, Spanish-speaking country to the US, the illustrations and story are not very complex, interesting, or exciting.
Juanita Serna
Just like Home- Como en Mi Tierra, is a written in English and in Spanish. This book is a great book for children in pre-k through second grade, and good for learning English or Spanish. The words are translated word for word underneath each sentence. This book shows the story of a family that moved to the United States. Throughout the book, she compares her daily activities to "just like home" or "not like home". I chose this book as part of my text set because it shows others how she felt abou ...more
Haley Bergman
Mar 30, 2012 Haley Bergman rated it really liked it
Just Like Home is about a young girl and her family immigrating from Mexico to the United States. It is written in English with Spanish translations on each page. Throughout the book, the girl makes comparisons about her new home and her old home. She observes many things a the grocery store, in her neighborhood, etc. that are "just like home" and some things that are different. I would use this book in my classroom to introduce new Spanish vocabulary to my students. This book does a good job of ...more
Christian Espinoza
Oct 10, 2015 Christian Espinoza rated it really liked it
This book is told from the perspective a young girl who has just moved to the United States with her family. She goes about adjusting to her new life as she compares things she experiences here to things from back in her home land. The storyline itself is very simple because it's a lower level book. The illustration guide the story line wonderfully and help with comparing the child's new life with her old life. This book is a great way to introduce the topic of immigration to young children who ...more
Ann Cox
A young girl arrives in the U.S. with her family to live permanently. Immediately she notices the differences and similarities between her new country and her home country. Although she has difficulty adjusting to school at first, after a few months she is happy and calling her new country her home. I think this would be a great read aloud for children immigrating to the United States or for any child who would benefit from hearing about this experience (which is every child!). The text is both ...more
Oct 08, 2013 Linda rated it really liked it
This poignant bilingual picture book tells the story in English and Spanish of a young girl who emigrates from Mexico to the United States. In a simple straightforward manner it chronicles her adjustment from leaving her homeland to finding a new home in the US. As she compares and contrasts the two countries and lifestyles and experiences ups and downs in her life, she gradually comes to feel comfortable in her new home.
This is a story about a little girl and her family coming to the United States and
the differences between where she came from and the U.S.A. It shows the
process she goes through in order to adjust to her new life.
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