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"Even Olympians have to start somewhere. And in this charming illustrated book, Laurie Hernandez tells the story of Zoe, a little girl who dreams of flying--and becoming a gymnast. When Zoe sees a gymnast on TV, she realizes that gymnastics is just like flying. But when she first goes to class and falls off the balance beam, she discovers that following her dreams is harder and scarier than she thought. Through this heartwarming and inspirational story, featuring vibrant art from Nina Mata, Laurie imparts important lessons she learned on her way to Olympic glory: You always have to get back up and try again, and you always have to believe in yourself."-- |cPublisher annotation
Relates, in Spanish and English, a telephone conversation in which young Estrellita, who has recently moved to Brooklyn, New York, tells her grandmother, who still lives in Puerto Rico, all about her adventures in and near Manhattan.
The author describes his boyhood summers spent at his grandmother's apartment in Spanish Harlem where she introduced him to the sounds and steps of the merengue and the conga and told him stories of Puerto Rico.
Although he tries to do exactly as his mother tells him, foolish Juan Bobo keeps getting things all wrong
Presents the creation myth of Boriquén, or present-day Puerto Rico, an island inhabited by Taino Indians before the conquests of Christopher Columbus.
Mayte and Pepito are convinced that Don Aparicio, the dour ice cream vendor, is really the bogeyman
While his mother goes to church, Juan cares for the pig-- with humorous results
Tío Ramón, a snow cone vendor, has a special surprise for Teresita's seventh birthday
During the early days of the Great Depression, New York City's first Puerto Rican librarian, Pura Belpré, introduces the public library to immigrants living in El Barrio and hosts the neighborhood's first Three Kings' Day fiesta.
Soledad's friends help her discover the many things that she can do to entertain herself when she is alone in her apartment