Guadalupe Quintanilla: My Story

Guadalupe Quintanilla: My Story

Product details

  • Author: Guadalupe Quintanilla and Beth Johnson
  • SKU/ISBN: 1-59194-269-1
  • Year: 2012
  • Page count: 49
  • Reading level: 6-8
  • Lexile Level: 570L
  • Availability: In stock


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 Note: This is a bilingual book! Each page

features text in English and Spanish.

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About Guadalupe Quintanilla: My Story


Guadalupe Quintanilla was a happy little girl living with her grandparents in Mexico. She was smart and she loved learning.

But when the family moved to the United States, something awful happened. Teachers in Texas decided Guadalupe was stupid. They told her she couldn’t succeed in school. 

For years, Guadalupe believed what the teachers had told her. But then her own children started school. Teachers said that they, too, were not smart enough to learn.

Guadalupe knew the teachers were wrong. She knew her children could be successful.

This story tells what she did about it.



Guadalupe Quintanilla: Mi Historia


Guadalupe Quintanilla era una niña feliz que vivía con sus abuelos en México. Era inteligente y le encantaba aprender.

Pero cuando la familia se mudó a los Estados Unidos, algo muy desagradable le ocurrió. Los maestros en Tejas pensaban que Guadalupe era una tonta. Le dijeron que no podría tener éxito en sus estudios.

Durante años, Guadalupe creyó lo que los maestros le habían dicho. Pero entonces sus hijos comenzaron la escuela. Los maestros afirmaban que ellos tampoco eran lo suficientemente inteligentes como para poder aprender.

Guadalupe sabía que esos maestros estaban equivocados. Ella sabía que sus hijos podían alcanzar el éxito.

Esta historia narra lo que hizo al respecto.