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Follows a day, a birthday, in the life of a Mexican American child, who lives with his family in the Mission District of San Francisco.
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Tricia Brown is the author of several acclaimed books for children, including Konnichiwa!, which won the Carter G. Woodson Award of the National Council for the Social Studies. Two of her books, Chinese New Year and Someone Special, Just Like You, were NCSS-CBC Notable Children's Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies. Someone Special, Just Like You also won the book Award from the President's Committee on Employment of the Handicapped. Ms. Brown lives in Sacramento, California.
Fran Ortiz was an award-winning photojournalist as well as the photographer for Someone Special, Just Like You. For many years he was the director of photography for the San Francisco Examiner. Throughout his career he photographed for many magazines, among them Time, Life, Harper's Bazaar, and National Geographic. He was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for his social documentary on the Mono Indians.
"The anticipation and excitement of Frankie Valdez' birthday are captured in Fran Ortiz' spirited black-and-white photographs that follow the youngster home with his family, at school, and at the festive celebration in his honor at day's end. . . . The book extends a warm invitation to share Frankie's special day, to sample his culture's traditional festivities, and to recognize the joys shared by children of all nationalities."--Booklist
"Through large black-and-white photographs and two or three lines of text per page, children meet Frankie Valdez, a Mexican-American boy living in the mission district of San Francisco. . . . The close family ties of the Hispanic family are emphasized. Spanish words are interspersed unobtrusively throughout the text, and the aura is one of warmth and closeness. . . . "--School Library Journal
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Book Description Scholastic, Inc, 1986. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0590469061
Book Description Scholastic, Inc, 1986. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110590469061