Thank you for the review copy of this book which will be published 9/11/18. All opinions are my own.
Sarai Gonzalez wakes up every morning to a poster reminding her that she is awesome, a pretty great way to start the day. Sarai is a bright girl with an entrepreneurial mind and a strong sense of self. One of the most important things in her life, however, is her family. So when she discovers that her grandparents’ rental home is being sold, she thinks that she can save the day.
Sarai, along with her sisters and cousins, try to raise funds for Tata and Mama Rosi’s house by selling cupcakes, having a lemonade/chicha morada stand, and attempting to win a dance contest. Through it all, the family has fun together and works as a team.
What was most impressive, and great for kids to know, is that this book was co-written and inspired by the life of 13 year old Sarai Gonzalez who is of Costa Rican and Peruvian descent. Sarai came into the public eye when she was in the video “Soy yo” at age 11 and suddenly became a symbol of girl power and positive self-images.
This is a great book for kids in grades 2-5. It is a relatively easy read, but has some great lessons in it.