A young Latina girl accidentally breaks her grandfather’s vihuela and searches for someone in the community to fix the instrument, which leads her to discover her grandfather’s legacy as a mariachi. Includes an author’s note and glossary.
Three children, each with an extraordinary gift, must save an empire from its wicked ruler. The gift of fire, wind, and water alone are not enough to stop a cruel emperor. With the love of their parents and a special cane from a mysterious old woman, the children learn that working together as a family is stronger than hate and greed.
An Hispanic family enjoys the traditional celebration of El Dia de los Reyes, or Epiphany, by reenacting the long walk of the three wise men bringing gifts to the baby Jesus. By the illustrator of Too Many Tamales.
Donkeys lined up to dance the merengue? Rats in bolero hats? Pigs salsa dancing? And how cool are those cats anyway? Sherry Shahan and Paula BarragA-n, the collaborators behind the highly acclaimed Spicy Hot Colors, reteam in a burst of color and rhythm to introduce young readers to animals and numbers in English and Spanish. Shahan\’s poetic riffs suggest a variety of rhythms and dances, and BarragA-n\’s multimedia illustrations outfit the animals in vibrant costumes any diva would envy!
Determined to steal an old woman’s gold coin, a young thief follows her all around the countryside and finds himself involved in a series of unexpected activities.
The thirty-seven works of art, twenty-four in full color, presented in A Piece of My Heart take us into the heart of one of the most distinguished painters of Chicano life. In a career that spans twenty years, Carmen Lomas Garza has depicted the cherished traditions and harsh struggles of Chicano culture. From Grandparents Cutting Cactus to Felino’s Breakdancers, Lomas Garza’s bright, colorful images capture the beauty and texture of daily life among families, friends, and neighbors in southern Texas.
In this second bilingual book by author Mayra L. Dole, lively, determined Chavi sets off on yet another Miami adventure. This time it’s a fifteenth birthday party for her buddy Rosario’s sister that sends her swooshing through her Cuban American neighborhood, recruiting children and grownups to help in the planning and cooking. Once again Chavi proves that she can bring an entire community together for a heartfelt and ultimately very special event.Mayra L. Dole’s bouncy prose and Tonel’s bright, witty watercolors will delight readers who know and love Chavi, as well as those who are discovering this amazing eight-year-old heroine for the first time.
Doña Flor is a giant woman who lives in a puebla with lots of families. She loves her neighbors–she lets the children use her flowers for trumpets, and the families use her leftover tortillas for rafts. So when a huge puma is terrifying the village, of course Flor is the one to investigate. Featuring Spanish words and phrases throughout, as well as a glossary, Pat Mora’s story, along with Raúl Colón’s glorious artwork, makes this a treat for any reader, tall or small. Award-winning author Pat Mora’s previous book with Raúl Colón, Tomás and the Library Lady, received the Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award, an IRA Teacher’s Choice Award, a Skipping Stones Award, and was also named a Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List title and an Americas Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature commended title. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.