Outside My Bedroom Walls
Nona Ransom, Ph.D., author
Carina Ortiz is a nine-year-old girl who lives in Washington, DC. At the beginning of the story, it is the last day of school. The children are eager to share their summer plans, except for Carina. She hopes to go somewhere, anywhere over the summer, but her hopes are quickly dashed when she learns that she will be going nowhere. However, with the help of her aunt Maria, Carina realizes that there is a world to explore right in Washington, DC. At the end of the story, as a new school year starts, Carina is excited to share her summer adventure that took place outside her bedroom walls.