Q: HAVE YOU EVER BEEN IN A BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT? — Maritza,
Miguel: Hi Maritza, Although I have never been in a basketball tournament, I do play
on my neighborhood team, The Mighty Parrots. We practice at the Community Center. I am also on “the
Purple Hawks”, a soccer team. I sure love sports!
Q: Why don’t you like Maya’s ideas? — GLORIA, 8, Texas
Miguel: Dear Gloria, I do like Maya’s ideas, but sometimes I think she gets a
little too into them without thinking about the big picture first. That’s why I always help out
with every idea she has!
Q: Hey Miguel, were you scared of your first day of school? — Christa, 11, Virginia
Miguel: Dear Christa, I was nervous my first day of school. It’s scary when
you’re starting something new. Maya of course was thrilled! Her being excited helped
me forget I was nervous and let me enjoy the day. It helps to have support when you’re feeling
Q: Would you like it if everyone was bi-lingual like you and Maya? — Yulisa, 9, Nevada
Miguel: Dear Yulisa, I would LOVE it if everyone were bilingual like Maya and me. It
would be great if people were trilingual! I love that I know how to speak both Spanish and English.
I would love to speak even more languages!
Q: Dear Miguel. can you play the piano i can. my sister andy can play the flute and my
sister emiliana can play the clarinett. love lissy — Lissy, 9, Virginia
Miguel: Dear Lissy, That’s so great that your sisters and you play different instruments.
You could start a band! I don’t play piano, but I do play the drums. Andy, Theo and I have a band
called “The New Kats.”
Q: Miguel can you give me an avice to make friends please?I do not have any friends and I often fill
lonely.Please help me! — Gilberto, 10, Texas
Miguel: Dear Gilberto, I know it isn’t always easy to make new friends, especially when
everyone seems to have a group of friends already. The best way to start is to smile and say hi! With
the kids in your class, at first you can talk about school or homework. Are you having trouble with an
assignment? Maybe you can work together to figure it out. What do you like to do outside of school? Sometimes
joining a sports team (like soccer!) or an after-school club can help you meet kids who like the same
things you do. I hope this helps! Good luck!