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  • Econ Kids

    While numerous picture books have addressed the topic of saving, Tía Isa Wants a Car stands apart with its additional focus on immigration and remittances. Reflecting the economic reality of numerous Latinas in the United States, Tía Isa immigrated to the U.S. but still sends money home to support her family. The expressive illustrations and inclusion of Spanish dialogue add to the book’s appeal and make it an excellent addition to any collection of picture books with substantive content.

  • Mundo Lanugo

    Tia Isa Wants a Car - Tía Isa wants a car. A shiny green car the same color as the ocean, with wings like a swooping bird. A car to take the whole family to the beach. But saving is hard when everything goes into two piles - one for here and one for Helping Money, so that family members who live far away might join them someday.

  • Candlewick for the Classroom

    Tía Isa Wants a Car, by Meg Medina, illustrated by Claudio Muñoz. Tía Isa wants a car. But saving is hard when everything goes into two piles-one for here and one for Helping Money, so that family who live far away might join them someday. Isa’s niece does odd jobs so she can add her earnings to the stack, but will they ever have enough? Meg Medina’s story about keeping in mind those who are far away is brought to life through Claudio Muñoz’s charming characters. HC 9780763641566 Ages 3-7, GRL M

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