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Under the Royal Palms by
Call Number: 813.54 Ad11u 1998
Publication Date: 1998-11-01
In this companion volume to Alma Flor Ada's Where the Flame Trees Bloom, the author offers young readers another inspiring collection of stories and reminiscences drawn from her childhood on the island of Cuba. Through those stories we see how the many events and relationships she enjoyed helped shape who she is today. We learn of a deep friendship with a beloved dance teacher that helped sustain young Alma Flor through a miserable year in school. We meet relatives, like her mysterious Uncle Manolo, whose secret, she later learns, is that he dedicated his life to healing lepers. We share the tragedy of another uncle whose spirited personality leads to his love of flying...and the crash that takes his life. Heartwarming, poignant, and often humorous, this collection encourages children to discover the stories in their our own lives -- stories that can help inform their own values and celebrate the joys and struggles we all share no matter where or when we grew up.
From the Bellybutton of the Moon and Other Summer Poems by Este entretenido libro es una colección bilingüe de poemas que refleja la alegría que experimentan unos niños en sus vacaciones a México, cuando visitan a sus tíos, tías y abuelitos. Los recién llegados ansían encontrase con sus parientes, y los parientes, por su parte, desean que los visitantes conozcan y reconozcan su país, sus tradiciones, su cultura, sus comidas, reflejando así las intenciones del autor que escribe libros bilingües sobre la familia, la cultura mexicana-americana y la niñez. Las ilustraciones brillantes y llenas de color y energía captan el calor familiar y la felicidad de los niños durante esas fantásticas vacaciones de verano. Sin duda alguna, los niños de 5 a 8 años disfrutarán este libro y podrán revivir las fantásticas aventuras de los protagonistas.
Call Number: 811 Al12f 1998
Publication Date: 1998-07-03
Laughing Out Loud, I Fly by From U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera, one of the most prominent Chicano poets writing today, here are poems like sweet music. Awarded the Pura Belpré Honor for this book, Herrera writes in both Spanish and English about the joy and laughter and sometimes the confusion of growing up in an upside-down, jumbled-up world—between two cultures, two homes. With a crazy maraca beat, Herrera creates poetry as rich and vibrant as mole de olé and pineapple tamales...an aroma of papaya...a clear soup with strong garlic, so you will grow, not disappear. Herrera's words are hot and peppery, and good for you. They show us what it means to laugh out loud until it feels like flying. Juan Felipe Herrera's vibrant poems dance across these pages in a dazzling explosion of two languages, English and Spanish. Skillfully crafted, beautiful, joyful, fun, the poems are paired with whimsical black-and-white drawings by Karen Barbour. The resulting collage fills the soul and celebrates a life lived between two cultures. Laughing out loud, I fly, toward the good things, to catch Mamá Lucha on the sidewalk, afterschool, waiting for the green-striped bus, on the side of the neighborhood store, next to almonds, José's tiny wooden mule, the wise boy from San Diego, teeth split apart, like mine in the coppery afternoon . . .
Call Number: 811.54 H433L 1998
Publication Date: 1998-04-04
Magic Windows (Ventanas Magicas) by
Call Number: 306.85 L837m 1999
Publication Date: 1999-02-01
Through the magic windows of her cut-paper art, Carmen shows us her family, her life as an artist, and the legends of her Aztec past. An accompanying workbook is described below.
Barrio by Welcome to José's neighborhood. In his barrio, people speak an easy mix of Spanish and English and sometimes even Chinese. The masked revelry of Halloween leads into the festive remembrances of the Day of the Dead. And murals on the walls and buildings sing out the stories of the people who live here. As familiar as any neighborhood yet as strange as a foreign country, Jose's barrio isn't in Mexico or Argentina--it's in San Francisco. Award-winning author and photographer George Ancona follows José through a season in the barrio, and in the process gives readers a glimpse of a community as rich and varied as America itself.
Call Number: 979.4 An22b 1998
Publication Date: 1998-10-01
The Secret Stars by In New Mexico on a rainy, icy Night of the Three Kings, Sila and Pepe worry that the kings will not be able to use the stars to navigate, so their grandmother takes them on a magical journey to see the secret stars all around them.
Call Number: E SL14s 1998
Publication Date: 1998-09-01
Mama and Papa Have a Store by From the clip, clop of the milkman's mule in early morning to the clic, clac of her father's abacus at night, a young girl tells about a day in her family's store and home in Guatemala City. Every day customers of many heritages'speaking Spanish, Chinese, and Mayan'come to buy cloth, buttons, and thread in colors like ?parrot green? and ?mango yellow,? and dozens of other items. While the girl's parents and their friends talk about their hometown in China from where they emigrated many years ago, she and her siblings play games on the rooftop terrace, float paper boats, and make shadow puppets under the glow of flashlights. When the store closes, the girl dances to celebrate her day.Amelia Lau Carling's thoroughly American children loved her childhood stories about Guatemala so much that she wrote them down for others.
Call Number: E C194m 1998
Publication Date: 1998-06-01