Informational (nonfiction), 2,193 words, Level Z (Grade 5), Lexile 910L
M Is for Mexico is an introduction to the country's history, geography, and culture. Written from the point of view of Juan Rodriguez, a fifth grader from Mexico, the book encourages readers to visit the country to see all it has to offer. Some of the highlights include the beaches of Acapulco, Museo Frida Kahlo, ancient pyramids at El Tajin, and the Great Mesoamerican Reef. Photographs, maps, and illustrations support the text.
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