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In 1908 a baby boy was born in Culiacan, Mexico, kicking like a roped steer. BAM! BAM! BAM! His name was Jose Limon. Though he and his family fled civil war in their homeland by escaping to the United States when Jose was just seven years old, he would never forget the sounds and movements of his birthplace. Then Jose followed his heart to New York City. He fell in love with the shimmering city that towered above him: marble, stone, brick, and steel. He wanted to give a gift to the world and discovered the world of dance. There was no stopping Jose Limon, who went on to become one of the greatest modern dancers who ever lived. Award-winning author Susanna Reich and acclaimed illustrator Raul Colon tell the story of this great Mexican dancer in a picture book biography as beautiful and graceful as Jose's dance itself.
This autobiographical, bilingual picture book recounts the author’s rise from migrant farm worker to astronaut. -- from publisher
Presents the childhood story of Carlos Santana, from his early exposure to mariachi to his successful fusing of rock, blues, jazz, and Latin influences.
Join a young boy and his father on an arduous journey from Mexico to the United States in the 1980s to find a new life. They’ll need all the courage they can muster to safely cross the border — la frontera — and to make a home for themselves in a new land. Based on a true story.--from publisher
"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
Describes the life and rule of Nezahualcóyotl, a great ruler of the city-state of Texcoco in pre-Columbian era Mexico.
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
Describes a festival or holiday celebrated in Latin America for each month of the year, from the feast of Saint Anthony in January through Mexico's Cinco de Mayo, an Inca festival in Peru in June, and a ritual of African origin in Brazil in September
An introduction to the lifestyle and traditions of the Emberá culture of Panama.
The three-time World Cup champion celebrates the kick and thrill of his favorite sport, recounting his inspiring rise to fame as illustrations depict his life and the story of a young athlete's efforts to follow in his hero's speedy footsteps