Publication Date: 1991-09-12
While riding on a bus with her grandmother, a little girl imagines that they are carried up into the sky and fly over the sights of New York City
Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote
Publication Date: 2013-05-07
When Papa Rabbit does not return home as expected from many seasons of working in the great carrot and lettuce fields of El Norte, his son Pancho sets out on a dangerous trek to find him, guided by a coyote. Includes author's note.
Drum Dream Girl
Publication Date: 2015-03-31
Follows a girl in the 1920s as she strives to become a drummer, despite being continually reminded that only boys play the drums, and that there has never been a female drummer in Cuba. Includes note about Millo Castro Zaldarriaga, who inspired the story, and Anacaona, the all-girl dance band she formed with her sisters.
Publication Date: 2011-09-01
This free-verse picture-book biography follows one of 20th- century ballet's most gifted and steeliest ballerinas, tracing her climb to the rank of prima ballerina assoluta and
her battle to continue dancing as she loses her sight
Publication Date: 2010-10-01
Artist Frida Kahlo finds her own voice and style when her famous husband, Diego Rivera, is commissioned to paint a mural in San Francisco, California, in the 1930s and she finds herself exploring the city on her own.
Publication Date: 2002-02-01
In this refreshing tribute to Frida Kahlo and her imagination, Jonah Winter writes, "Frida doesn't cry or complain. Instead of crying, she paints pictures of herself crying." Winter gently explores how her suffering shapes her artwork in a way that children will be able to understand. Ana Juan's colorful fantasies evoke Frida's unique style and paintings.
Publication Date: 2014-09-02
Frida Kahlo, one of the world's most famous and unusual artists is revered around the world. Her life was filled with laughter, love, and tragedy, all of which influenced what she painted on her canvases.
Distinguished author/illustrator Yuyi Morales illuminates Frida's life and work in this elegant and fascinating book.
My Name Is Celia
Publication Date: 2004-10-30
The beautiful artwork of this award-winning picture book about salsa queen Celia Cruz practically jumps off the page, and conveys the spirit and rhythmic energy of her music. Learn about Cruz's childhood in Havana and her entry into the world of salsa music from vibrant illustrations and text presented in English and Spanish.
Sonia, the Caring Judge
Publication Date: 2009-12-14
On August 8, 2009 Sonia Sotomayor was sworn in as the 111th justice of the United States Supreme Court. She is the first Hispanic and the third woman to serve on the high court." from the publisher
Publication Date: 2009-11-10
A biography of the first Puerto Rican--and third woman--Supreme Court justice emphasizes how she overcame a childhood of poverty in the South Bronx through her own
and her mother's hard work and determination
Publication Date: 2010-01-04
Well organized and straightforward, this biography is appealing with its bright photographs and bold, easy-to-read font. Starting with Sotomayor's childhood in the Bronx, the author covers the justice's life and career up to her nomination to the Supreme Court. She focuses on her subject's hard work and ambitious dreams, which led to her astounding achievements. The book includes a glossary but also defines select words within the text, making it accessible for all reading levels in the targeted age group. An informative, interesting, and, most of all, inspiring read.—Sarah O'Holla, Village Community School, New York City
The Story of Roberto Clemente, All-Star Hero
Publication Date: 1995-07-01
Yes! We Are Latinos
Publication Date: 2013-08-01
Juanita lives in New York and is Mexican. Felipe lives in Chicago and is Panamanian, Venezuelan, and black. Michiko lives in Los Angeles and is Peruvian and Japanese. Each of them is also Latino. Thirteen young Latinos and Latinas living in America are introduced in this book celebrating the rich diversity of the Latino and Latina experience in the United States through free-verse fictional narratives.
Publication Date: 1996-06-01
When Pablo must bring something to share for his school's International Day, he considers several items from his family's bakery. But his mother's Mexican pan dulce, empanadas, and chango bars don't do the trick. His father's bagels and challah bread are appealing, but not quite right either. Then the boy helps to make the family specialty, Jalapeño Bagels, joint creation from the cultures of both parents, and decides that it is the perfect contribution: '...a mixture of both of you. Just like me.'"
Publication Date: 1998-09-08
Because one of her grandmothers lives down the street and the other in a far away country, Liliana experiences two very different ways of life when she visits them
Mama and Papa Have a Store
Publication Date: 1998-06-01
A little girl describes what a day is like in her parents' Chinese store in Guatemala City
Publication Date: 2005-01-01
Marisol Luna is determined to keep dancing even though the Chicago neighborhood where her family moved does not have a dance studio
Publication Date: 1999-07-19
Felita's parents promise she will love their new neighborhood. Only Abuelita, her grandmother, understands how much Felita will miss her old block, and her best friend Gigi. But her new neighbors taunt and tease Felita and her family because they are from Puerto Rico. First published twenty years ago, Felita's compelling story has resonance for kids today.
Publication Date: 2010-10-12
The author describes Christmas at his grandmother's apartment in Spanish Harlem the year she introduced him to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Diego Velazquez's portrait of Juan de Pareja, which has had a profound and lasting effect on him.
Publication Date: 2009-09-07
With great gusto, a childÕs grandmother performs deep knee bends, consumes a breakfast of "huevos estrellados," and practices vocal exercises before going to work as a storyteller
Publication Date: 2013-06-04
Señoras y Señores: It's time for Niño to take the stage against his lucha libre foes, including La Llorona (the crying ghost woman), El Extraterrestre (the alien), and El Chamuco (the demon). Niño has all kinds of tricks up his sleeve, and he definitely looks the part in his mask and underwear. Then comes a foe that would terrify the most experienced wrestler — his twin sisters! Join Yuyi Morales in this playful tribute to the popular tradition and its devoted fans. Winner Pura Belpré Illustrator Award.
Publication Date: 1995-10-01
A young girl and her grandmother take an imaginary journey to the Caribbean island where her mother grew up and where some of her family still lives.
Sylvia and Aki
Publication Date: 2011-07-12
At the start of World War II, Japanese-American third-grader Aki and her family are sent to an internment camp in Poston, Arizona, while Mexican-American third-grader SylviaÕs family leases their Orange County, California, farm and begins a fight to stop school segregation
The Remembering Stone
Publication Date: 2004-04-02
Each morning in the early fall, Ana and her mother watch the blackbirds fly away. "One day I will return like you," Ana's mother tells the birds. Ana knows that her mother is thinking of her homeland, Costa Rica, and Ana'a grandparents. When Ana holds a special volcanic stone that her mother brought with her, she is certain that someday they will return together. A tender depiction of the nostalgia and dreams of an immigrant family.
Return to Sender
Publication Date: 2009-01-13
After his family hires migrant Mexican workers to help save their Vermont farm from foreclosure, eleven-year-old Tyler befriends the oldest daughter, but when he discovers they may not be in the country legally, he realizes that real friendship knows no borders
I Love Saturdays y Domingos
Publication Date: 2002-01-01
A young girl enjoys the similarities and the differences between her English-speaking and Spanish-speaking grandparents.
The Pool Party
Publication Date: 1993-05-01
Publication Date: 1992-09-01
When Miata leaves on the school bus the skirt that she is to wear in a dance performance, she needs all her wits to get it back without her parentsÕ finding out that she has lost something yet again
Publication Date: 2011-07-12
When Margie's cousin Lupe comes from Mexico to live in California with Margie's family, Lupe must adapt to America, while Margie, who thought it would be fun to have her cousin there, finds that she is embarrassed by her in school and jealous of her at home. Based on the poem A Margarita by Rubén Darío, which is included in the original Spanish and in an English translation by Rosalma Zubizarreta.
Publication Date: 2013-03-05
A vibrant bilingual picture-book biography that portrays the musical and cultural phenomenon of Tito Puente, Mambo King.
Publication Date: 2000-10-01
Esperanza and her mother are forced to leave their life of wealth and privilege in Mexico to go work in the labor camps of Southern California, where they must adapt to the harsh circumstances facing Mexican farm workers on the eve of the Great Depression