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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.
In this beautiful retelling of the Marian story by award-winning author, Demi, find out how the astonishing miracles of the Virgin of Guadalupe persuaded the bishop in Mexico City to build a church dedicated to her; how ten million Aztecs converted to Catholicism within just eight years; and why the basilica dedicated to Our Lady of Guadalupe today receives 20 million pilgrims per year, making it the most popular Christian pilgrimage site in the world.--ONIX annotation
A Mayan prince dreams that children of different countries join him for an adventure, and when he is named king, he declares all the children of the hemisphere to be members of his tribe.
"Award-winning author Duncan Tonatiuh reimagines one of Mexico's cherished legends. Princess Izta had many wealthy suitors but dismissed them all. When a mere warrior, Popoca, promised to be true to her and stay always by her side, Izta fell in love. The emperor promised Popoca if he could defeat their enemy Jaguar Claw, then Popoca and Izta could wed. When Popoca was near to defeating Jaguar Claw, his opponent sent a messenger to Izta saying Popoca was dead. Izta fell into a deep sleep and, upon his return, even Popoca could not wake her. As promised Popoca stayed by her side"--|cProvided by publisher
This Brazilian folktale adapted by award-winning author Pleasant DeSpain and illustrated by David Boston tells the story of a wise turtle who must cleverly outwit two children to survive in the Amazon rainforest. Boston's rich watercolor illustrations capture the fertile, dense life of the Amazon. This timeless story of courage and perseverance continues to be retold throughout Latin America. -- publisher
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.
An introduction to the lifestyle and traditions of the Emberá culture of Panama.
If America is a melting pot, American English is a stew seasoned with words from other languages. "From abalone to zopilote, this alphabet book of loanwords from North, South, and Central America is full of delightful surprises ..."--Back cover
A young Pemon Indian boy in Venezuela named Takupí courageously tries to seek the source of life-giving water that will save his people and finds Angel Falls by following his shaman grandfather's visions and befriending a wounded eagle.