Reina Ramos Works It Out

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Author: Emma Otheguy Illustrator: Andrés Landazábal Publisher: Harper Collins Publication Date: September 20th, 2022 ISBN English: 9780063223103 ISBN Spanish: 9780063229990 Ages 4-8

About the Book:

Reina Ramos Works It Out is a Level Two I Can Read story about Reina Ramos, a loyal friend whose high-spirited antics sometimes cause chaos, but who always finds a way to make things right. Perfect for social emotional learning! Reina Ramos is excited about dressing up as Frida Kahlo for the class wax museum. Frida was a strong person like her mami and abuela—plus Reina has the perfect headband for the costume! But when her best friend Nora picks Frida first, Reina doesn’t know what to do. Who will she dress up as now? Reina Ramos Works It Out is a Level Two I Can Read book, geared for kids who read on their own but still need a little help. Whether shared at home or in a classroom, the engaging stories, longer sentences, and language play of Level Two books are proven to help kids take their next steps toward reading success. The story also contains several Spanish words, a glossary, and a list of famous people mentioned in the book.

Praise for Reina Ramos Works It Out:

“An engaging, relatable story for emergent readers that features simple text, a sprinkling of Spanish vocabulary, and sweet illustrations on each page.” -Booklist
“Readers won’t be able to resist Reina’s spunky enthusiasm and her tender heart. A sparkling tale starring a resilient young protagonist.” -Kirkus Starred Review
“The diverse characters introduced—Celia Cruz, Roberto Clemente, and ­Ellen Ochoa—plus the Spanish words and ­positive messages about managing conflict and problem-solving make this a welcome addition to beginning reader collections.” -School Library Journal

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