Look Around, Baby!

This beautifully photographed series of board books shows us the major stages in a baby’s first year — the first day, sitting, crawling, and walking. Mother, father, and big brother also appear. In Look Around, Baby!, photos show the young baby just beginning to sit up — now he sees the world from a whole new perspective. He holds his rattle, plays peek-a-boo, and even begins to interact with his big brother. He loves to laugh but has frequent crying bouts since his teeth are bothering him. Maybe that’s why he loves to chew on his toes!

Red Glass

Sixteen-year-old Sophie has been frail and delicate since her premature birth, but discovers her true strength during a journey through Mexico, where the six-year-old orphan her family hopes to adopt was born, and to Guatemala, where her would-be boyfriend hopes to find his mother and plans to remain.

La Tienda De Mamá Y Papá

In this evocative picture book, Mama, Papa, and six brothers and sisters live behind a fabric and thread store in downtown Guatemala City in the late 1950s. The narrator’s parents fled China during the Japanese invasion and, with a few neighbors, found refuge in Central America and opened their business. People come from all over to buy their bright fabrics and brilliant thread for weaving and making clothes. Author and artist Amelia Lau Carling depicts an almost magical kingdom where Chinese, Guatemalan, and Native cultures meet in harmony, where children can play and learn about all the different peoples who bring the city to vibrant life.

Li, Min, Una Nina Del Chimel

Había u vez u niña que se llamaba Li Mi?n. Vivía en chimel, un pueblo de Guatemala. Li Mi?n tenía un abuelo que contaba historias fantásticas. No sabía que algún día, bajo el nombre de Rigoberta Menchú, garía un Premio Nobel de la Paz. En este libro rra, con su amigo Dante Liano, la fábula de su infancia.
The story of Rigoberta Menchú, a political and human rights activist from Guatemala.