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

ISBN: 978-1-55885-334-8
Publication Date: 2001
Format: Trade Paperback
Pages: 72
Imprint: Piñata Books

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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.