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A Mirror Into Hispanic Experiences
A Mirror Into Hispanic Experiences

Spanish Read Alouds - Diversity

A Mirror Into Hispanic Experiences

$ 383.00
SKU - SPRAL-D-TH01

Quantity of Titles Per Set (37)

Titles may change based on availability

Titles from the Collection

Celia: La niña que cantaba con las manos
Celia: La niña que cantaba con las manos

Celia: La niña que cantaba con las manos

$ 22.50

Celia is like other girls her age: she’s happy, she likes to have friends, and loves to learn and get to know new places. However, she has something special: she knows how to talk with her hands and listen with her eyes, because her ears don’t work, she’s mute. The story is told through the letters that the girl writes to her mother while she acclimates to a new life in Colombia.



Una reunión de año nuevo
Una reunión de año nuevo

Una reunión de año nuevo

$ 10.75

Maomao’s father goes to work all year long. He builds houses far away from the city and he only returns for the Chinese New Year celebration. His family gets together to make rice balls, walk in the streets and share dinner. However, the next morning, Maomao’s father has to go back to work, but this time when he says goodbye he will get a surprise.



Niños de América
Niños de América

Niños de América

$ 11.50

Carmen, Marcelino, Lupita, and Martín live in different countries of Latin America. Through verses and illustrations, they hold us by the hand and invite us to be a part of their experiences, dreams, and yearnings.



Un mundo nuevo
Un mundo nuevo

Un mundo nuevo

$ 13.25

It was Danilito's first day in America. His family has just made a long, exhausting move from the Caribbean to New York City. The ocean and the palm trees he is familiar with are now replaced by tall buildings and crowded streets. Danilito is scared. But his worries disappear the next morning when he wakes up and Papa leads him on a magical trip of discovery. A gentle and uplifting story of coming to America.



Sembrando historias: Pura Belpré: bibliotecaria y narradora de cuentos
Sembrando historias: Pura Belpré: bibliotecaria y narradora de cuentos

Sembrando historias: Pura Belpré: bibliotecaria y narradora de cuentos

$ 22.50

When she came to America in 1921, Pura Belpré carried the cuentos folklóricos of her Puerto Rican homeland. Finding a new home at the New York Public Library as a bilingual assistant, she turned her popular retellings into libros and spread story seeds across the land. Today, these seeds have grown into a lush landscape as generations of children and storytellers continue to share her tales and celebrate Pura’s legacy.



El regalo de mi abuela
El regalo de mi abuela

El regalo de mi abuela

$ 20.00

To complete a school project, Eric has to see the new exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum during his Christmas vacation. His grandmother promises to make the trip with him after she has prepared the typical pasteles and bought the holiday presents. What they discover at the museum, prove to be a life-long inspiration for Eric.



El día en que descubres quien eres
El día en que descubres quien eres

El día en que descubres quien eres

$ 23.00

Sometimes, when we finally take the plunge, incredible things happen. There will be times when you enter a place, and you don't see anyone like you. There are many reasons why someone might feel different. It might be your appearance, the way you speak, or where you are from. Maybe it's because of what you eat or something similar. Whatever the reason, it's never easy to go to a place where you don't know anyone, but you always find a way.



¡Qué montón de Tamales!
¡Qué montón de Tamales!

¡Qué montón de Tamales!

$ 11.00

This is the story of a treasure thought to be lost in a batch of tamales; of a desperate and funny attempt by Maria and her cousins to eat their way out of trouble; and the warm way a family pulls together to make it a perfect Christmas after all.



La luna se fue de fiesta
La luna se fue de fiesta

La luna se fue de fiesta

$ 9.75

The sun lights the day and the moon lights the night, and morning seldom breaks to find them both up in the sky. But when the moon does stay up past dawn, the people of Oaxaca, Mexico, have an explanation: “The moon was at a fiesta.” Once again, Matthew Gollub and Leovigildo Martínez have created a sumptuous original tale set amid the rich folk culture of Mr. Martínez’s own Oaxaca - a tale as exhilarating as a moonlit fiesta full of music, tamales, and paper lanterns.



Los veinticinco gatos mixtecos
Los veinticinco gatos mixtecos

Los veinticinco gatos mixtecos

$ 19.50

Set in an indigenous Mixtec village in the artist’s own Oaxaca, Mexico, the story involves an evil healer, a good healer and his extraordinary feline pets. Though some people fear the cats will eat everything in sight—and maybe even set fire to fields—the animals soon prove their worth and win their way into the villagers’ hearts.



Martina, una cucarachita muy linda: Un cuento cubano
Martina, una cucarachita muy linda: Un cuento cubano

Martina, una cucarachita muy linda: Un cuento cubano

$ 10.75

Martina the beautiful cockroach doesn’t know coffee beans about love and marriage. That’s where her Cuban family comes in. While some of the Cucarachas offer her gifts to make her more attractive, only Abuela, her grandmother, gives her something really useful: un consejo increíble, some shocking advice. At first, Martina is skeptical of her Abuela’s unorthodox suggestion, but when suitor after suitor fails the Coffee Test, she wonders if a little green cockroach can ever find true love. Soon, only the gardener Pérez, a tiny brown mouse, is left. But what will happen when Martina offers him café cubano?



El camino de Amelia
El camino de Amelia

El camino de Amelia

$ 13.25

Amelia hates traveling along the roads around her, until one day, she discovers an "accidental road” with a warm and comforting discovery at its end. The richly colored illustrations bring to life the landscape of California's Central Valley farmland. Translated from Amelia's Road, El camino de Amelia is an inspirational tale about the importance of home.



Al fin en casa
Al fin en casa

Al fin en casa

$ 14.50

When the Patiño family moves from Mexico to the United States, Ana and her parents have to make adjustments. Ana quickly learns to fit in at school, and she also learns to speak English. She and her father, who works in a canning factory, practice their new language at home. The transition isn’t so easy for Ana’s mother, however. She spends most of her day at home with Ana’s young twin brothers and is afraid to learn English. Errands in the neighborhood often present problems and seemingly insurmountable challenges. Not until one of the twins gets sick does Mama realizes she, too, must adapt. Ana and her father support Mama as she attends night school to learn English, and they are there to celebrate with her when she succeeds.



El fútbol me hace feliz
El fútbol me hace feliz

El fútbol me hace feliz

$ 8.50

Nothing makes Sierra happy like soccer, but nothing makes her sad like soccer, because her auntie can't take time off from work for soccer games. Sierra can't help wishing she had someone there to cheer for her by name, not by the number on her uniform.



Bajo la luna de limón
Bajo la luna de limón

Bajo la luna de limón

$ 13.25

In this story set in rural Mexico, a young girl named Rosalinda awakens one night to find that a Night Man has taken the lemons from her beloved tree. Soon after this event, the tree begins to sicken. Rosalinda asks her parents, some neighbors, and her abuela (grandmother) for advice. When her grandmother tells Rosalinda about La Anciana—the Old One—the girl begins to search for her. Just when Rosalinda discovers the Night Man selling her lemons in the market, La Anciana appears. “Perhaps he had a need,” the Old One tells Rosalinda and offers instructions for healing the tree. The story ends as Rosalinda gives away the beautiful lemons that her healthy tree now yields, including one to the Night Man whom she tells to plant the seeds while the lemon moon is still in the sky.



Curation in Action

How Marie sees it:

- Addressing vulnerability

- Sharing feelings is important 

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- Nobody is alone

- Your feelings are normal

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