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Beef Enchiladas


1 pound ground beef

1 tablespoon taco seasoning

1 ten ounce can enchilada or taco sauce

3/4 cup water

1/2 cup salsa

12 corn tortillas

1 cup shredded Monterey Jack and/or Cheddar cheese

Sour cream and lime wedges for garnish


1. Combine beef and taco seasoning in large skillet and cook over medium high heat 8-10 minutes or until meat is no longer pink. Add sauce, water and salsa and bring to a simmer. Simmer for one more minute then remove from heat.

2. As beef mixture cooks, place tortillas in a stack and cut into one inch squares, using a pizza cutter or kitchen shears. Arrange half the tortilla pieces evenly in a microwave-safe casserole. Top with half the beef mixture and half the cheese. Repeat with remaining tortillas, beef and cheese.

3. Microwave casserole on high for 3-5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve with sour cream and lime wedges.


More Hispanic Heritage Books

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Diego Rivera - Mike Venezia
ISBN: 0516022997
Publication Date: 1994-09-01
This book from Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists series provides an entertaining and humorous introduction to the famous artist, Diego Rivera. Full-color reproductions of the actual paintings are enhanced by Venezia's clever illustrations and story line.

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Diego - Carmen Bernier-Grand; David Diaz (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780761453833
Publication Date: 2009-03-01
Carmen T. Bernier-Grand's inspiring free verse and David Diaz's vivid paintings capture the defining moments and emotions of Rivera's tumultuous life, including his stormy relationship with artist Frida Kahlo and his passion for his art. Rivera's energy, physique, love for women, and work were all "bigger than life." A biography, chronology, glossary, sources, notes, and famous quotations are included.

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Roberto and Me - Dan Gutman
ISBN: 9780061234842
Publication Date: 2010-03-02
Stosh travels back to 1969 to try to prevent the untimely death of Roberto Clemente, a legendary baseball player and humanitarian, but upon his return to the present, he meets his own great-grandson who takes him into the future, and what he finds there is more shocking than anythi

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Get Set! Swim! - Hector Viveros Lee (Illustrator); Jeannine Atkins
ISBN: 1880000660
Publication Date: 1998-10-01
"Jessenia, her Mami, and her brother, Luis, are off to the suburbs to watch Jessenia swim at a meet. Jessenia is intimidated by the big new suburban pool and the fact that the other team is on a winning streak. Her team is behind, but she manages to win her last match…Jessenia's story is juxtaposed against the memories Mami has of her home in Puerto Rico; as Jessenia swims, the blue of the water reminds her of the expanse of ocean Mami has often described." — Booklist

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Chato's Kitchen - Gary Soto; Susan Guevara (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0399226583
Publication Date: 1995-03-21
To get the "ratoncitos," little mice, who have moved into the barrio to come to his house, Chato the cat prepares all kinds of good food: fajitas, frijoles, salsa, enchiladas, and more

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Chato Goes Cruisin' - Gary Soto; Susan Guevara (Illustrator, Translator)
ISBN: 039923974X
Publication Date: 2005-05-19
Chato and Novio win a cruise but are disappointed to find that everyone else on board is a dog, and things go from bad to worse when the dogs party themselves sick and it is up to the
the cats to find help

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Chato and the Party Animals - Gary Soto; Susan Guevara (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0399231595
Publication Date: 2000-08-07
Chato decides to throw a "pachanga" for his friend Novio Boy, who has never had a birthday party, but when it is time to party, Novio Boy cannot be found

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My Name Is María Isabel - Alma Flor Ada; Ana M. Cerro (Translator); K. Dyble Thompson (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0689315171
Publication Date: 1993-04-30
Third grader Maria Isabel, born in Puerto Rico and now living in the U.S., wants badly to fit in at school; and the teacher's writing assignment "My Greatest Wish" gives her that opportunity

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Amelia's Road - Linda Jacobs Altman; Enrique O. Sanchez
ISBN: 1880000040
Publication Date: 1993-09-01
Tired of moving around so much, Amelia, the daughter of
migrant farm workers, dreams of a stable home

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Off and Running - Gary Soto; Eric Velasquez (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0385321813
Publication Date: 1996-08-01
When they learn that Rudy Herrera and Alex Garcia, two fifth-grade class clowns, plan to run against them in the school elections, Miata and her friend Ana know that they face a difficult race

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Butterfly Boy - Virginia L. Kroll
ISBN: 0613592832
Publication Date: 2002-10-01
A boy and his grandfather joyfully watch a gathering of butterflies in this story set in Mexico

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Fiesta - John Wooden; Susan F. Cornelison (Illustrator); Bonnie Graves (As told to); Steve Jamison (As told to)
ISBN: 0756977916
Publication Date: 2007-05-01
Inch and Miles, unable to come up with an idea for an International Day project, head to Mexico with the help of their teacher's magic whistle, and come up with a plan for a fiesta


Celebrate and Learn

September 15 to October 15, 2016

Hispanic Heritage Month Time for Kids


Hispanic Heritage Books for Check Out

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Abuela - Arthur Dorros; Elisa Kleven (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0525447504
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

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Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote - Duncan Tonatiuh
ISBN: 9781419705830
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.

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Drum Dream Girl - Margarita Engle; Rafael López (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780544102293
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.

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Alicia Alonso - Carmen T. Bernier-Grand; Raúl Colón
ISBN: 9780761455622
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

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Me, Frida - Amy Novesky; David Diaz (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780810989696
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.

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Frida - Jonah Winter; Ana Juan (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0590203207
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.

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Viva Frida - Yuyi Morales; Tim O'Meara (Photographer)
ISBN: 9781596436039
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.

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My Name Is Celia - Monica Brown; Rafael López (Illustrator)
ISBN: 087358872X
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.

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Sonia, the Caring Judge - Ashley Spark; Lyanne Melendez
ISBN: 9781439263983
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

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Sonia Sotomayor - Jonah Winter; Edel Rodriguez (Illustrator); Argentina Palacios Ziegler (Translator)
ISBN: 9781442403031
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

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Sonia Sotomayor - Lisa Tucker McElroy
ISBN: 9780761358619
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

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The Story of Roberto Clemente, All-Star Hero - Jim O'Connor; Stephen Marchesi (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0836813847
Publication Date: 1995-07-01

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Yes! We Are Latinos - Alma Flor Ada; F. Isabel Campoy; David Diaz (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781580893831
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.

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Jalapeno Bagels - Natasha Wing; Robert Casilla (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0689805306
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.'"

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Liliana's Grandmothers - Leyla Torres (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0374351058
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

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Mama and Papa Have a Store - Amelia Lau Carling
ISBN: 0803720440
Publication Date: 1998-06-01
A little girl describes what a day is like in her parents' Chinese store in Guatemala City

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Marisol - Gary Soto; Tamara England (Editor); Richard Jones (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781584859727
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

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Felita - Nicholasa Mohr; Ray Cruz (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0141306432
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.

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Grandma's Gift - Eric Velasquez (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780802720825
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.

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My Abuelita - Tony Johnston; Yuyi Morales (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780152163303
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

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Niño - Yuyi Morales (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781596436046
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.

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Isla - Arthur Dorros; Elisa Kleven (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0525451498
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.

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Sylvia and Aki - Winifred Conkling
ISBN: 9781582463377
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

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The Remembering Stone - Barbara Timberlake Russell; Claire B. Cotts (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0374362424
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.

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Return to Sender - Julia Alvarez
ISBN: 9780375958380
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

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I Love Saturdays y Domingos - Alma Flor Ada; Elivia Savadier (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0689318197
Publication Date: 2002-01-01
A young girl enjoys the similarities and the differences between her English-speaking and Spanish-speaking grandparents.

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The Pool Party - Gary Soto; Robert Casilla (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0385308906
Publication Date: 1993-05-01

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The Skirt - Gary Soto; Eric Velasquez (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0385306652
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

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Dancing Home - Alma Flor Ada; Gabriel M. Zubizarreta
ISBN: 9781416900887
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.

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Tito Puente - Monica Brown; Rafael López (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780061227837
Publication Date: 2013-03-05
A vibrant bilingual picture-book biography that portrays the musical and cultural phenomenon of Tito Puente, Mambo King.

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Esperanza Rising - Pam Munoz Ryan
ISBN: 0439120411
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

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More Hispanic Books

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Separate Is Never Equal - Duncan Tonatiuh
ISBN: 9781419710544
Publication Date: 2014-05-06
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"-- Provided by publisher.

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Lado a Lado - Monica Brown; Joe Cepeda (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780061227813
Publication Date: 2010-08-31
Something special happened when Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez met. Together, they fought for the rights of countless farmworkers. Side by side, inspiring hope, they changed history.

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Harvesting Hope - Kathleen Krull; Yuyi Morales (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0152014373
Publication Date: 2003-03-01
A biography of Cesar Chavez, from age ten when he and his family lived happily on their Arizona ranch, to age thirty-eight when he led a peaceful protest against California migrant workers' miserable working conditions.

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Cesar - Carmen T. Bernier-Grand; David Diaz (Illustrator); Bernier-Grand
ISBN: 0761451722
Publication Date: 2004-09-01
The life and times of César Chávez are vividly re-created in this collection of evocative poems. Where most biographies stick to the facts of what a person did, this one also touches on the man's character and values. Children will learn about Chávez, but, more importantly, they will learn about the important lessons he taught others even amid great challenges.

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Diego - Jonah Winter; Amy Prince (Translator); Jeanette Winter (Illustrator)
ISBN: 0679819878
Publication Date: 1991-07-20
The early life of Mexican muralist Diego Rivera is presented in simple, yet revealing language in both Spanish and English. Accompanied by richly colored illustrations, this book is reminiscent of the folk art and themes in Rivera's work.

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Serafina's Promise - Ann E. Burg
ISBN: 9780545535649
Publication Date: 2013-09-24
In a poor village outside of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Serafina works hard to help her family, but dreams of going to school and becoming a doctor--then the earthquake hits and Serafina must summon all her courage to find her father and still get medicine for her sick baby brother as she promised

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Marisol Mcdonald Doesn't Match / Marisol Mcdonald no Combina - Monica Brown; Sara Palacios (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780892392353
Publication Date: 2013-04-01
Marisol McDonald, a biracial, nonconformist, soccer-playing pirate-princess with brown skin and red hair, celebrates her uniqueness

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Marisol McDonald and the Clash Bash/Marisol Mddonald y la Fiesta Sin Igual - Monica Brown; Sara Palacios (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780892392735
Publication Date: 2013-09-20
A unique, spunky, multiracial, bilingual girl plans a one-of-a-kind birthday party and hopes her abuelita (grandma) will be able to come from Peru to join the festivities. Includes an author's note and glossaries"-- Provided by publisher.

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Under the Lemon Moon - Edith Hope Fine; Rene King Moreno (Illustrator)
ISBN: 1880000695
Publication Date: 1999-04-01
One night Rosalinda is awakened by a noise in the family's garden. She is astonished to see a man creeping away with a sack of fruit from her beloved lemon tree. Rosalinda seeks out La Anciana for advice. The wise old woman offers an inventive way to help the tree and the man driven to steal her lemons. Set in the Mexican countryside, this charming story explores how it feels to get gifts — and to give them.

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Parrots over Puerto Rico - Susan L. Roth (Illustrator); Cindy Trumbore
ISBN: 9781620140048
Publication Date: 2013-10-20
Puerto Rican parrots, once abundant, came perilously close to extinction in the 1960s due to centuries of foreign exploration and occupation, development, and habitat destruction. In this compelling book, Roth and Trumbore use collage illustrations and a unique format to recount the efforts of the scientists of the Puerto Rican Parrot Recovery Program to save the parrots and ensure their future.

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La Mariposa - Francisco Jiménez; Simón Silva (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780395816639
Publication Date: 1998-09-28
Because he can only speak Spanish, Francisco, son of a migrant worker, has trouble when he begins first grade, but his fascination with the caterpillar in the classroom helps him begin to fit in

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Just a Minute - Yuyi Morales
ISBN: 0811837580
Publication Date: 2003-09-01
In this version of a traditional tale, Senor Calavera arrives at Grandma Beetle's door, ready to take her to the next life, but after helping her count, in English and Spanish, as she makes her birthday preparations, he changes his mind.

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Love, Amalia - Alma Flor Ada; Gabriel M. Zubizarreta
ISBN: 9781442424029
Publication Date: 2012-07-10
Sixth-grader Amalia learns many important life-lessons while spending Friday afternoons with her beloved grandmother, and the teaching goes on even after Abuelita's sudden death as Amalia finds a way to connect with relatives and a friend who has moved away.


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