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How can Luca leave the only home he’s ever known? -- publisher
Monica, who wants to be a baker like her grandmother, finds the doll hidden in the bread on the feast for the Three Kings and thus gets to bake cookies for the next fiesta.
As he participates in the festivities of Las Posadas, preparing for the birth of Christ, a young Mexican boy worries about what gift he will have for the baby Jesus.
On the first visit to El Rancho Grande in Mexico, a Mexican American boy hears the stories of how his grandfather bought it "for a song."
While sharing stories of their Mexican-American family's past, a grandfather gives his young son the guitar he received from his own father.
A young boy speaks lovingly of his parents, who toil in the fields all day long harvesting fruits and vegetables, and return home in the evening for a well-deserved rest
Jorgito lives in San Francisco's Mission District, but has not forgotten his native El Salvador. His memories of the volcanoes, his grandmother's stories, and the cornmeal "pupusas" form a patchwork of dreams that becomes a movie in his pillow.
A father comforts his son at bedtime by singing the turtledove song his own mother once sang to him, in hopes that the child will awake refreshed and secure in the knowledge that he is loved.
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.
Baking is always a treat, particularly when you throw family and fun into the mix. In this whimsical look at the making of empanadas, popular children’s author Gonzales Bertrand serves up the festive fun of a family’s effort to concoct the delicious pastries. With an easy empanada recipe included in the book, this will be a literary delicacy for the whole family and will give many readers their first taste of a celebrated Latino tradition. --publisher