A Day’s Work
by Eve Bunting
Francisco is a young Mexican-American boy whose abuelo (Spanish for grandfather) has come to help support the family. Abuelo does not yet speak English, so Francisco translates when they meet Ben, who is looking for a gardener for a day’s work. Francisco rashly says they can do the job, but abuelo is a carpenter, not a gardener, leading to a serious mistake. As the story unfolds, Francisco learns a powerful lesson about intregrity from his abuelo. This production will be performed bilingually in Spanish and English.
GRADES K – 6
THEMES immigrant experiences, integrity, pride, non-verbal communication
EVENTS National Children’s Book Week, Hispanic Heritage Month, Citizenship Day, Mexican Independence