¡See You Later, Amigo!: an American border tale

Author: Peter Laufer
Artist: Susan L. Roth

María de la Luz is having trouble making friends with the new boy at school. Join María de la Luz with her friends, family, and dog as she finds a way to break through the language barrier. The book’s brilliant collages celebrate the vibrant cultures of Calexico on the US-Mexico border. Written in English, the story introduces words in Spanish and Spanglish.

Language(s): English, introducing Spanglish

ISBN number:  
HC ISBN: 9781939604-101 ($19.95; 36 pages; 8.5x8.5 in.)
PB ISBN: 9781939604-118 ($9.99; 36 pages; 8.5x8.5 in.)

Publication Date:  December 15, 2016; Launch in January 2017.
Interest Level:  Ages 4 to 8 / Grades P to 3
Key Words: New at School, Spanglish language, Hispanic & Latino, Friendship, Multiculturalism, Southwest, Calexico, Mexico, pet dog.


A look inside the book.

Reviews and Notes from Readers:

This delightful and audacious book will bring much joy to those who speak the lengua de la comunidad, and for those captivated by it! Wonderfully illustrated, the story speaks from the everyday experiencias auténticas of generations growing up as hablantes bilingües as well as the ways they inhabit and understand their heritage and their bicultural world. Un triunfo that touches los corazones of its readers, chicos y grandes!
– Professor Claudia Holguín, Director of the University of Oregon Spanish as a Heritage Language Program.


  • 2017 01 15:  Launch in New York and in Oregon

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