Bolivia 2010 Kids' Books
I’m Jose and I’m Okay: three stories from Bolivia
by Holzwart, Werner
Brooklyn, N.Y. : Kane/Miller Book Publishers, 1999.
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
CCBC (Cooperative Children's Book Center Choices, 2000)
Eleven-year-old José lives and works with his Uncle Ramos, who owns an auto repair shop in a Sorata, Bolivia. Hard-working, resourceful José also takes time to dream -- of his favorite soccer team and of winning the local bicycle race, even though he's much smaller than the other contestants. He even dreams of taking revenge on his uncle who sometimes expects José to work harder than he does. Three surprisingly funny and non-judgmental short stories based on the life of a real child are illustrated with a series of panels that not only suit the episodic action but will appeal to reluctant older readers as well. CCBC categories: Easy Fiction; Contemporary People, Places and Events. 1999, Kane/Miller, 36 pages, $13.95. Ages 7-11.
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