Everything you need to understand or teach And Now Miguel by Joseph Quincy Krumgold.
And Now Miguel is the gentle, personal story of twelve-year-old Miguel Chavez, who longs to accompany the men of his family on their annual shepherding trip to the Mountains of Sangre de Cristo.
Based on the true story of a boy from New Mexico, this realistic novel presents accurate details of a shepherd's life.
Down-to-earth and human, the characters in And Now Miguel have distinct personalities and express well-defined emotions. Their words provide a simple, yet insightful, glimpse into the life of a close, loving, and religious Hispanic American family.
The novel treats themes of self-acceptance, growth, responsibility, and family pride. It also explores the meaning of hope, the purpose of dreams and wishes, the importance of belonging, the difficulties of overcoming failure, and the problems and joys of communicating with others.