The author of one of my family’s favorite bilingual books, Gladys Elizabeth Barbieri, has released a second fantastic book. Pink Fire Trucks/Los camiones de bomberos de color rosado follows the same lovable young girl as the first book (Los zapatos de goma/Rubber Shoes). This story describes Career Day at school, when Gladys Elizabeth and her classmates are asked to draw a picture of what they’d like to be when they grow up. Gladys Elizabeth draws a pink fire truck.


Her choice sparks a full-blown war between the girls and boys in the class about whether or not girls can do “boy jobs.” Finally, on a field trip to the fire station, Gladys Elizabeth and her friends find out the truth when they are greeted by a female firefighter. Gladys Elizabeth is beyond excited, but her nemesis, Rudy, is still skeptical until Gladys Elizabeth shows him that she already has a firefighter’s skills.

Get a closer look at the story through this book trailer:

To find out more about Gladys Elizabeth Barbieri and for parent and teacher resources, check out her website.

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