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by Pat Mora
Every December, Grandma Lupita tells Rose the story of Our Lady of Guadalupe. As they make paper flowers to put around her statue, Grandma begins:
Long ago, on a cold December morning near what is now Mexico City, a man named Juan Diego put on his cloak and started down the road to church. On his way, Juan Diego sees a beautiful Lady at the top of a hill. She tells Juan Diego to go to the Bishop and ask him to build a special church for her. But the Bishop doesn't believe that Juan Diego has seen the Lady; he asks for a sign. Again the Lady sends Juan Diego, and again the Bishop asks for a sign. Until finally, she provides one: her shining image on Juan Diego's cloak for everyone to see.
???My life just wouldn???t be my life without books. I wouldn???t be me. The possibility of bringing others bookjoy is a thrill.??????Pat Mora
Pat Mora???s Tom??s and the Library Lady is an IRA Teachers??? Choice and a Texas Bluebonnet Master List Selection.
8 3/4" x 11 1/4" H
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