A School Named for Someone Like Me/ Una escuela con un nombre como el mio
An inspiring true story about how an ordinary person can make a difference in the world.
by Diana Dávila-Martínez
Spanish Translation by Gabriela Baeza
Publication Date: 2001
Format: Trade Paperback
Imprint: Piñata Books
Have you ever wondered how schools get their names? Names like George Washington, Martin Luther King, and César Chávez? This is the story of how the Jaime Dávila Elementary School received its name.
This inspiring biographic tale details Jaime’s accomplishments and successes. We discover that he was a real person, just like you or me. He excelled in school and struggled to achieve his dreams, becoming a role model for his family and his community in the process.
The story is intertwined with anecdotes that demonstrate rich family traditions such as his sister’s quinceañera and his desire to always help the Hispanic community.
DIANA DÁVILA MARTÍNEZ has a degree in Social Anthropology from Harvard University. A community advocate, she served in the Texas House of Representatives for three terms from 1993-1998, making education and children’s needs her priority. She, her husband, Román Martinez, and son, Diego Román, live in Houston, Texas. This story about her late brother is her first book.
ATOS Interest Level: Lower/Middle Grades
Category: Intermediate Reader
ATOS English: 6.1
ATOS Spanish: 5.8
Accelerated Reader Quiz #: 1207101