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Day's Work (A) - Cover
Day's Work (A)
Eve Bunting, Clarion Books, NY, 1994
Finally! A book about day laborers. Francisco waits on the corner with his grandfather, his abuelo, in hopes of finding work. Because Abuelo doesn't speak English, Francisco is the one who talks to the man with the truck. "Yes," he assures the man, his grandfather is a fine gardener. And so the man hires them both for the day. The money will help put food on the table that night, and Mama will be so proud. But Abuelo knows nothing about gardening. The job certainly seems easy enough -- until the man with the truck comes back and discovers that Francisco wasn't telling the truth. He and his grandfather have done everything wrong. As they attempt to correct their mistake, Francisco gains a new respect for his grandfather -- and makes some important discoveries of his own. Beautifully and respectfully illustrated.

Ages: Transition (4-5), Young School Age (5-8)
Languages: English
Book Types: Story Book
Identity Groups: Elders, Immigrant, Working Class, Latino American, Latinx
Special Topics: Work, Banned Books (Recent)
Strands: Knowledge of Self & Connection to Others, Creative Conflict Resolution & Sense of Justice