It’s such an honor to have my illustration on the cover of Language Arts Magazine. The artwork is from Marta! Big & Small written by the fabulous Jen Arena. To along with the cover is an article on “Sustaining Bilingualism” where they discuss using Marta! Big and Small in a bilingual classroom.
One of my favorite lines from the article by Cecilia M. Espinosa and Alison Lehner-Quam is, “ An engagement with Marta! Big & Small provides young children like Aria the chance to translate lines from the book, making her talents visible to others. It also adds rich opportunities for children’s bilingualism to be sustained and further developed.” My heart swoons just reading that. Thank you National Council Of Teachers Of English and Jonda Mcnair for this opportunity.