About the Book
Jessica and her mom, Camila, must live in their cousins’ crowded apartment until Camila finds work making holiday decorations and they can afford their own place. Isolated on the playground and baffled in class, unable to understand her teacher’s instructions, Jessica is intensely homesick. But little by little, things get better. She begins to learn English, and she loves the cats she and her mom care for to earn extra money. Left behind by traveling owners, the cats make the best of their situation, inspiring Jessica to do the same.
In Starting Over in Sunset Park, Jessica and her Mama move to New York City from the Dominican Republic. They begin exploring their new neighborhood and make friends with their neighbors. Who are the people you see in your community/neighborhood?
En Empezar de Nuevo en Sunset Park, Jessica y su Mamá se mudan a la ciudad de Nueva York desde la República Dominicana. Empiezan a explorar su nuevo barrio y se hacen amigos de sus vecinos. ¿Quiénes son las personas que ve en su comunidad / barrio?
- Markers, colored pencils, or crayons
- Marcadores, lápices de colores, o crayones