The Americans are Coming by Elizar Torres

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Mexican-American War that ended with the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo in 1848

A Historical Story for Young Readers: Comes with Classroom Activity Sheet for Each Chapter

The story's historical setting is the Mexican-American War which ended with the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo in 1848. In 1846, General Kearny came to a village called Tome, that is twenty miles south of Albuquerque on the east side of the river. The story is built around a young character named Mele. Sergeant O'Hare in the general's advance party promises him to meet the general for help in feeding and watering the horses.

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Mele can't be at the village when the general arrives on the eve of the village fiestas because he has been detained at the Ilano when he went to look for the missing constable.

It is a story of how people of the Southwest felt about the Americans coming to their land.

It is a positive recounting of what took place when the two cultures came together for the first time.

"I am proud that my ancestors realized that it would be better to become part of America."   Stephanie Mason, a direct descendant of Gov. Manuel Armijo, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

A set of free classroom activities is included with a class order of six or more books. Chapter Book for Grades 3 to 6.

Published by Morris Publishing Company, Inc. ISBN# 0-9678599-0-5, 85 pages, $7.49.

To order book, call (505)-831-0387 or write to EP Publications, 5142 La Subida NW, Alb. NM 87105

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