Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center
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Friday, November 17 @ 12:30 PM

Tomás and the Library Lady

As the young son of migrant farm workers, Tomás spends the summer with his family following the crops north from Texas to Iowa, listening to his grandfather's tales. A chance encounter brings him to the local Library where his delight in stories is equaled by his pride in teaching Spanish to the Library Lady, trading knowledge and respect between generations and cultures. A bilingual musical, based on the beloved book about the true story of the Mexican-American author and educator Tomás Rivera.

Grades K - 5

Curriculum Connections Reading: Know and apply phonics and word analysis skills in decoding multisyllabic words in context and out of context. 21ST Century Learning: Leadership and Responsibility (K-12) Guide and Lead Others-Inspire  others to reach their very best via example and selflessness. Social Studies: American History Describe the experiences (e.g., new language,  customs, opportunities, hardships) in immigrants’ lives after settling in the United States.

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