This book tackles an issue familiar to children in multicultural settings. Maria Isabel, a newcomer to the United States, feels hurt when her teacher decides that the class will call her Mary to distinguish her from the other two Marias. But Maria Isabel is proud of her own name and can't get used to the new one. Text copyright 2004 Lectorum Publications, Inc.
Maria doesn't want to be called Mary in this poignant story about heritage and fitting into a new environment.