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Finding circles everywhere, a grandfather and his granddaughter meditate on the cycles of life and nature.
Collection of haikus featuring food of the Americas with background information
While helping his family in their work as migrant laborers far from their home, Tomás finds an entire world to explore in the books at the local public library, which has a significant impact on the boy when he grows up to be Chancellor of the University of California, Riverside
A biography of the woman who became the first licensed African American pilot
Told in alternating voices, four friends from the same New Orleans neighborhood describe what happens to them and their community when they are separated, then reunited, as a result of Hurricane Katrina
Nine-year-old Zulema, the meanest girl in school, decides to change her wicked ways after receiving a visit from the witch owl.
In this Southwestern version of the Gingerbread Man, a tortilla runs away from the woman who is about to cook him
Ashley writes a letter home each of the twelve days she spends exploring the state of Texas at Christmastime, as her cousin José shows her everything from a mockingbird in a nut tree to twelve bucking broncos. Includes facts about Texas
Ten-year-old Elena sets up a snow cone stand in front of her house, and when her friend Alma sets up a stand of her own, it creates an ever-escalating competition between the two girls to see who can outdo the other.
One Christmas Eve, Santa Claus asks his cousin Pancho to help him deliver toys to the boys and girls along the Texas-Mexico border, and when he agrees, Santa magically transforms him into Charro Claus