Lola is a young Spanish girl in awe of her glamorous older sister. However, she discovers her own talent and duende, or spirit, through secret fandango lessons from her father.
“Years before the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling Brown v. Board of Education, Sylvia Mendez, an eight-year-old girl of Mexican and Puerto Rican heritage, played an instrumental role in Mendez v. Westminster, the landmark desegregation case of 1946 in California”–
In Cousins a little girl lives in two opposite worlds. There’s the house where she lives with her father and grandmother that is full of beautiful and expensive things, but rather quiet. Then there’s her other grandmother’s house where her cousin lives, which is always brimming with people. She loves her cousin’s world. But when she does something she regrets, she must confront her feelings of guilt. Eventually, she realizes she is very lucky to be able to move gracefully between two such wonderful worlds.
For International Day at school, Pablo wants to bring something that reflects the cultures of both his parents.
Take a ride in a long submarine or fly away in a hot air balloon. Whatever you do, just be sure to bring your favorite book! Rafael López’s colorful illustrations perfectly complement Pat Mora’s lilting text in this delightful celebration of El día de los ni_os/El día de los libros; Children’s Day/Book Day. Toon! Toon!Includes a letter from the author and suggestions for celebrating El día de los ni_os/El día de los libros; Children’s Day/Book Day.Pasea por el mar en un largo submarino o viaja lejos en un globo aerostftico. No importa lo que hagas, _no olvides traer tu libro preferido! Las coloridas ilustraciones de Rafael López complementan perfectamente el texto rítmico de Pat Mora en esta encantadora celebración de El día de los ni_os/El día de los libros. _Tun! _Tun!Incluye una carta de la autora y sugerencias para celebrar El día de los ni_os/El día de los libros.The author will donate a portion of the proceeds from this book to literacy initiatives related to Children’s Day/Book Day.La autora donarf una porción de las ganancias de este libro a programas para fomentar la alfabetización relacionados con El día de los ni_os/El día de los libros.
After their olive crop fails, Maria fears that her family will have to abandon their farm on the new island colony. Then, one night she dreams of a mysterious and beautiful lady shrouded by trees with branches hung with hundreds of little suns. They are oranges like the ones Maria’s parents once ate in their homeland, Valencia, Spain. That very day, Maria and her family plant the seeds that soon yield a magnificent orange grove and save the farm. But who was the mysterious lady who appeared in her dream and will Maria ever find her again to say gracias?
“Kíkiri-Kíkiri-kí, Kíkiri-Kíkiri-ká. Yo no tengo miedo, porque el miedo no me va”. ¡Todos a cantar con Gabriela! Esta tierna y alegre historia está diseñada para ayudar a los más pequeños a superar los miedos relacionados con los cambios de casa, ciudad o país. El libro también incluye consejos útiles para los padres.
It¹s New Year’s Day and Carmen Teresa’s Maryland home is filled with relatives, friends, and neighbors from all over Latin America. Everyone is eating, dancing, and telling stories. When Dona Josepha gives Carmen a blank notebook, each guest tells her a story to write down but Carmen has an idea of her own!
When Esperanza and Mama are forced to flee to the bountiful region of Aguascalientes, Mexico, to a Mexican farm labor camp in California, they must adjust to a life without fancy dresses adn servants they were accustomed to on Rancho de las Rosas. Now they must confront the challenges of hard work, acceptance by their own people, and economic difficulties brought on by the Great Depression. When Mama falls ill and a strike for better working conditions threatens to uproot their new life, Esperanza must relinquish her hold on the past learn to embrace a future ripe with the riches of family and community.
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TWO-TIME PURA BELPRÉ WINNER Yuyi Morales takes us on a new journey with Señor Calvera, the skeleton from Day of the Dead celebrations. Señor Calvera is worried. He can’t figure out what to give Grandma Beetle for her birthday. Misunderstanding the advice of Zelmiro the Ghost, Señor Calvera decides not to get her one gift, but instead one gift for every letter of the alphabet, just in case. Una Acordéon: An accordion for her to dance to. Bigotes: A mustache because she has none. Cosquillas: Tickles to make her laugh…only to find out at the end of the alphabet that the best gift of all is seeing her friends. Morales’s art glows in this heart-warming original tale with folklore themes, a companion book to her Pura Belpré-winning JUST A MINUTE.