Cerritos librarian Paula Pereira has authored a book.
How I Learned English: The Story of a Brave Mexican Girl is a pedagogical picture book that aims to inspire English learners to become proficient in their new language. It describes the journey of Claudia Sanchez, a young woman who immigrates to the United States. It was written in basic English to ensure reading comprehension. Each page of text is followed by a page of illustration and caption. Study questions are available to encourage discussion about topics related to the story, such as immigration, higher education, study skills, culture shock, family separation, perseverance, and cultural values. For more information about the book, including a recent Library Journal review, visit the author's website at www.paulamassadaspereira.com.