Title: Margaret and Margarita

Reference: Reiser, L. (1993). Margaret and Margarita. New York, NY: HarperCollins Publishers Inc.

Brief annotation: Margaret and Margarita meet in the park but do not speak the same language. They start to play together and their play bridges the language barrier. They become friends and hope to meet at the park again soon.

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Grade level: 1.5

Lexile Measure: AD180L

Interest level: Students in grades K-2 would be interested in this book.

Personal response: This story speaks to the reality that people do not have to speak the same language to understand each other. It also shows that diversity is something exciting rather than something to fear.

Text-dependent question: Why where the two girls not excited to be at the park?