My Pal, Victor / Mi amigo, Victor

My Pal, Victor / Mi amigo, Victor

Diane Gonzales Bertrand Robert Sweetland Eida De La Vega / Dec 09, 2019

My Pal Victor Mi amigo Victor Two boys enjoy the summer doing all of the things that boys do despite one boy s disability Full story in English and again in Spanish

  • Title: My Pal, Victor / Mi amigo, Victor
  • Author: Diane Gonzales Bertrand Robert Sweetland Eida De La Vega
  • ISBN: 9780972019293
  • Page: 158
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Two boys enjoy the summer doing all of the things that boys do despite one boy s disability Full story in English and again in Spanish.

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      • Diane Gonzales Bertrand Robert Sweetland Eida De La Vega

        Diane Gonzales Bertrand s vivid imagination led her to write her first novel in the fifth grade Her creativity didn t stop there She went on to write school plays, Girl Scout skits, and poetry When Diane became a teacher, she created funny soap operas, religious plays, and translated Shakespeare into easier words for her students to enjoy and perform Today, Diane writes stories for families to read together.Diane s many accomplishments include National Hispanic Scholar, Author for PEN Center New York Writer in School Program, Member National Council Teachers of English, Member Texas Council of Creative Writing Teachers, and Texas Writers League Diane has published nine young adult novels and six picture books, and has received several awards from the national Latino Literary Hall of Fame for her children s picture books and young adult novels Her recent children s book with Raven Tree Press, My Pal, Victor Mi amigo, V ctor was recognized by the American Library Association ALA as the 2005 winner of The Schneider Family Book Award for best picture book for young children The award honors an author and illustrator for a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences.Diane earned her B.A in English and History from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and her M.A in Communication Arts from Our Lady of the Lake University She currently works as Writer in Residence at St Mary s University in San Antonio, TX, where she teaches English Composition and Creative Writing.Source Raven Tree Press


    1. I'm not actually quite sure how I feel about the "hidden" nature of Victor's depiction in a wheelchair. Through the entire book, we hear about all the great things Victor can do, and that is good, that is positive, but we don't see that Victor is in a wheelchair until that last image? As if we need a little punch, a little challenge to our assumptions? I would much rather the book show Victor's wheelchair and all the things he can do, at the same time, rather than trying to "prove a point" about [...]

    2. My Pal, Victor/Mi amigo, Victor written by Diane Gonzalez Bertrand, is a realistic fiction book about the friendship between two Hispanic boys. The book is written in both Spanish and English. I still don't know if I like this format. I think I rather see a book written in either one or the other language, unless the translation is well done. You follow the boys on various adventures and it is not until the end that you find out that Victor has a disability and is in a wheel chair. I would use t [...]

    3. I read this book and found this is a Schneider Family Award winner book in 2500. From an adults’ aspect, the story is touching even the little boy, Victor, always tells some funny stories to his friend. He never performs himself reluctantly and feels free to share joys to his disable friend. Their facial expressions look happy and they smile when they feel like it. Victor never feels bored as his friend is a disability. To this point, it is typical selection criteria number 4 for Schneider Fam [...]

    4. This book was about two friends who talk about all of the fun they have with each other swimming, sleepovers, games, and jokes. The author takes you through there fun journeys they have together and at the end of the book it shows one of the friends in a wheelchair. The friend says that he loves me for who I am. I enjoyed reading this book because the author creates a twist at the end and shows one of the friends in the wheelchair. This book also has the text in Spanish.

    5. Dominic and Victor share many things. They tell jokes and ghost stories, swim in the pool, fish, play in the park and enjoy baseball. Once we learn Victor is disabled and experiences these adventures from a wheelchair, we begin to understand the challenges he faces and the acceptance and powerful friendship between the boys. This book is also told in both English and Spanish showing another level of acceptance and accessibility for different people.

    6. This book shows children that even though they might be different than their friends they still enjoy the same activities. My Pal Victor highlights the many things in common two boys have who speak different languages and have different physical abilites. This would be a great lesson about tolerance and friendship!

    7. I liked the way the 2 boys were together and the reader did not know about the wheelchair through all of the book. It appears as if Victor and Dominic are the same until the last page and we see that Victor is in a wheelchair. Shows students that kids that are different than they are can be a best friend too. Loved it. There is Spanish below the English too.

    8. Age of readership:4-8Genre: Picture BookDiversity: Bilingual, friendship, disabilityDescription of the illustrations:Personal response to the book: A nice book about two friends that accept the differences between them.Curricular and programming connections:The book could be used in a story time setting for bilingual, friend and teaching about overcoming disability challenges.

    9. This is a sweet enough premise with cute illustrations, but it is poorly written in both languages. This is simply not an interesting or engaging story. The best attribute it has is the illustrations, but they're not enough to carry the book.

    10. This book was a great book. It showed regardless of geographical location, we still have fun in similar ways, however the boys also enjoy different pastimes.

    11. This book is in Spanish and English. I like the way that this book deals with people with disabilities. It teaches kids that persons with disabilities are nornal too.

    12. This is a multicultural story. The biggest way it is multicultural is unknown until the end, and you can only figure it out by looking at the pictures. I really liked this one.

    13. This is a wonderful bilingual book which gives some insight to young readers into the Latino American culture. In My Pal, Victor a boy uses humor as a means to overcomes his physical disabilities.

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