Author Denise Bourgeois-Vance is a bilingual immigrant to the United States. She holds a degree in Social Science from Washington State University and has worked as a preschool teacher and Family Support Specialist. She is a mother and grandmother, currently living in Washington State with her husband and daughter.
Sophia and Alex Prepare for Kindergarten prepares preschoolers as they transition to kindergarten during summer break. This 32-page beautifully illustrated picture book gives parents a tool to ensure their child is ready on their first day of class.
The Sophia and Alex 10-book series is intended to ensure early dual-language learners feel connected with the wondrous world around them. Reading the series will help bilingual children reach higher levels of creativity, curiosity, cognition, social awareness and emotional well-being, all conducive in preparation for subsequent language immersion programs.
Follow Sophia and Alex through their first five books as they navigate the classroom and integrate their learnings back into the home. Continue the journey in the next five books, due to release in the spring of 2020. You will relish the diversity of charters and fall in love with Sophia and Alex as they experience daily life events as seen through the eyes of a child.
The beautifully illustrated pages tell the story, and the stories will undoubtedly connect you with your child or grandchild through the sharing of a common language and culture.
We invite parents and children to celebrate the diversity of life, and support the effort to publish more bilingual works for our young readers.