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"The true story of how a scientist saved the planet from environmental disaster. Mexican American Mario Molina is a modern-day hero who helped solve the ozone crisis of the 1980s. Growing up in Mexico City, Mario was a curious boy who studied hidden worlds through a microscope. As a young man in California, he discovered that CFCs, used in millions of refrigerators and spray cans, were tearing a hole in the earth’s protective ozone layer. Mario knew the world had to be warned—and quickly. Today Mario is a Nobel laureate and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. His inspiring story gives hope in the fight against global warming." -- publisher
"With Spanish vocabulary and a clever counting concept, this poetic story shares the life cycle of a Mexican jumping bean. This curious jumping insect is actually a seedpod from a shrub called yerba de la flecha, into which a caterpillar burrows, living inside the pod until it builds a cocoon and breaks out as a moth. Perfect for preschoolers and prereaders, this creative picture book explores the Mexican jumping bean’s daily life and eventual transformation and escape from the pod." --publisher
Margarito's Forest, a bilingual book in English and Spanish with excerpts in K'iche, is based on the life of Don Margarito Esteban Álvarez Velázquez as told by his daughter, Doña María Guadalupe. It is a story of Maya culture and wisdom passed from one generation to the next. As the devastating effects of climate change become clear, Don Margarito's life and the ways of the Maya offer timely wisdom for a planet in peril.
"Who were the Aztecs? Why did they build their temples? When did they discover chocolate? And what was daily life like in Mesoamerica? Find out in this fact-filled book, with map and timeline, which makes 500 years of history visible at a glance"--Back cover
Upon the death of her beloved Tio Urbano, who has taught her that monarch butterflies are the souls of the dead, young Lupita gains a deeper understanding of Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead, as it is observed in rural Mexico. Includes glossary of Spanish terms and facts about the Day of the Dead.
Each day Chrislove asks his friend Josias when he will "hold the book,"; or join them at school, but Josias can only think of tending the bean garden so that his family will have enough food
Alexa and the other children at her rural school in Costa Rica have a special project: they are raising American Crocodiles and returning them to the wild. End notes discuss the physical characteristics and conservation of crocodiles
Retells animal folktales from five indigenous peoples of Mexico, including the Tarahumara tale in which a puma meets a grasshopper, and provides information on the culture of each indigenous people.
"Hi, I'm Mbutu. I live in a small, quiet village with my mother and father. I love the people and sounds of my village and I especially love mango season. Have you ever had a mango? It is so good, juicy, and sweet. Mango season is my favorite time of year. That's why the story is called Mbutu's mangos. It's all about my adventures during mango season when I try to save the mangos from falling on the ground and rotting. I learned a lot that mango season, so I'm sharing my story with you"--Back cover
Eleven-year-old Maria Luz and her family have a small farm in Honduras, but may not have enough food to sustain them for the year, so Maria's father must leave home to find work, leaving her in charge of the garden