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Lety Out Loud

Lety Out Loud

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Can Lety find her voice before it's too late? Lety Muñoz's first language is Spanish, and she likes to take her time putting her words together. She loves volunteering at the Furry Friends Animal Shelter because the dogs and cats there don't care if she can't always find the right word. When the shelter needs a volunteer to write animal profiles, Lety jumps at the chance. But grumpy classmate Hunter also wants to write profiles--so now they have to work as a team. Hunter's not much of a team player, though. He devises a secret competition to decide who will be the official shelter scribe. Whoever helps get their animals adopted the fastest wins. The loser scoops dog food. Lety reluctantly agrees, but she's worried that if the shelter finds out about the contest, they'll kick her out of the volunteer program. Then she'll never be able to adopt Spike, her favorite dog at the shelter!--
Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2019
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781338159349
1338159348
Branch Call Number: J CERVANT
Characteristics: 197 pages ; 22 cm

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Lety Muñoz's first language is Spanish, and she likes to take her time putting her words together. She loves volunteering at the Furry Friends Animal Shelter because the dogs and cats there don't care if she can't always find the right word.


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SPL_Karen
Apr 08, 2021

April is Volunteer month, so I picked up this sweet novel “Lety Out Loud” about a young girl who volunteers at a local dog shelter. As a parent to four children with whom I’ve shared the charms of four dogs, two of whom were rescues, in addition to two cats and most recently two rabbits, this story appealed to me. What could be more special than a fifth grader volunteering at a dog shelter?
However, to my delight I found this book encompassed so much more than just the importance of volunteering and contributing to your community. I found a story about the struggles of a family grappling with a second language; the angst of dealing with bullies who taunt a young girl for choosing the wrong words; and the importance of having, or being, a mentor. Finally, most precious of all, finding your voice, and summoning the courage to use it. There is a spirit of empathy throughout the book, as the young girl meets each challenge she encounters, that I find very engaging.

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