The Ice Dove and Other Stories
The young protagonists in The Ice Dovegain the respect of others by sharing the fruits of their own individualities.
by Diane de Anda
Publication Date: May 31, 1997
Imprint: Piñata Books
This poignant collection of stories celebrates the importance of each person’s unique talents. The children in The Ice Dove and Other Stories learn to take pride in themselves and to appreciate the gifts their families, community and culture have given them. And if they feel different from the other children, this only makes them more special. The young protagonists in The Ice Dove gain the respect of others by sharing the fruits of their own individualities.
“In four strongly upbeat stories, Hispanic American children find strength in their loving extended families . . . children will enjoy the warm celebration of cultures.”—Booklist
DIANE DE ANDA, a professor in the Department of Social Welfare at UCLA, is the author of three bilingual picture books, The Patchwork Garden / Pedacitos de huerto (2013), A Day without Sugar / Un día sin azúcar (Piñata Books, 2012) and Dancing Miranda / Baila, Miranda, baila (Arte Público Press, 2001), and three collections of short fiction for young readers, The Monster in the Mattress and Other Stories / El monstruo en el colchón y otros cuentos (Piñata Books, 2011), The Immortal Rooster and Other Stories (Piñata Books, 1999) and The Ice Dove and Other Stories (Piñata Books, 1997). Her stories and poems have been published in a number of journals and magazines. She is also the author of numerous academic articles and books, including Controversial Issues in Multiculturalism (Allyn & Bacon, 1996) and Project Peace (Castalia Publishing Company, 1997).
ATOS Interest Level: Middle Grades
Category: Intermediate Reader
ATOS English: 5.3
Accelerated Reader Quiz #: 35011