|Maya and Annie on Saturdays and Sundays = Los sabados y domingos de Maya y Annie|
Author: Zepeda, Gwendolyn
Told in two voices and languages, Vietnamese American Annie and Hispanic American Maya attend different schools but spend nearly every weekend together, until something special happens to bring them closer together. In English and Spanish.
Kirkus Reviews (04/15/18)
School Library Journal (05/01/18)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 05/01/2018 K-Gr 2—Maya and Annie are best friends and spend every weekend together. When Maya visits Annie, she enjoys playing video games and eating foods like soup, noodles, and dumplings and celebrating special holidays like Lunar New Year. When Annie visits Maya, they play with Maya's two small dogs and enjoy tacos, pozole, and tamales and take part in a posada. Sometimes they argue, but never for very long, and both children agree that Saturday and Sunday are the best days of the week, because those are the only days they get to spend together. When Maya's mom and Annie's dad get married, the girls become sisters and get to enjoy every day of the week together, both looking forward to the fun and adventures they will have. This book would make a perfect addition to English and Spanish picture book collections. The vibrant, colorful illustrations bring to life the fun adventures Maya and Annie have, as well as the cultural traditions they share with each other. This is a beautiful lesson for younger children on differences and similarities and what brings people together. VERDICT A fabulous read-aloud choice for picture book collections, as well as for lessons on friendship and family.—Selenia Paz, Harris County Public Library, Houston, TX - Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.