Happy 4th of July!

I Pledge Allegiance by Pat Mora and Libby MartinezWhat fun my daughter Libby Martinez and I had working on PLEDGE. Writing a book is always a challenge, and we were writing about a wonderful lady in our lives, my aunt and Libby’s great aunt, Ygnacia Delgado. Like many, she and her father and sisters came to this country long ago hoping for a better life. She called us her “lobitos,” her little wolves, and we all called her Lobo.

As our country struggles to remember how important immigrants have been and are in our history, Libby thought it was important to share Lobo’s story. Lobo said, “The American flag–red, white, and blue–wrapped itself around me to protect me…The flag made me feel…(s)afe and warm.”

Literacy is essential in our democracy. Let’s celebrate our many blessings including bookjoy.

Happy time with family, ice-cream, fireworks, laughter.
Happy 4th of July!

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