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A young Puerto Rican girl learns an important lesson about pride and victory from her mother.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published April 30th 2008 by Lee & Low Books (first published January 9th 1998)
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Emma Hoyer
**Contemporary Realistic Fiction #1 (picture book)**
I’m not quite sure how I feel about this book. It’s not as though I didn’t enjoy reading this book, but perhaps I’m trying to hard to assign meaning for find something to take away from this book.

The story of Get Set! Swim! revolves around Jessenia and a swim meet. The swim meet is at her rival school’s pool, and on the way there, they pass by rich-looking houses. Jessenia wonders how they would be able to win against girls who have more than t
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Jeannine Atkins writes about history for children and teens. Her most recent book is Borrowed Names: Poems about Laura Ingalls Wilder, Madam C. J. Walker, Marie Curie and their Daughters (Henry Holt). She teaches Children’s Literature in the English Department at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
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