Based on the true story of the Mexican-American author and educator Tomás Rivera, a child of migrant workers who went on to become the first minority Chancellor in the University of California system, this inspirational story suggests what libraries–and education–can make possible.
Classroom resources for the book:
Find curriculum activities here.
The Family Involvement Storybook Corner at Harvard University has created a tool kit for Tomás and the Library Lady.
Choose to Read Ohio created a tool kit when they chose Tomás for their 2019-20 booklist.
Watch a video about Pat’s visit to Perkins Elementary School in Des Moines, Iowa. With the help Des Moines Performing Arts’ Applause Series, each class did a different type of performance based on their experience of reading Tomás.