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A Mirror into Hispanic Experiences
A Mirror into Hispanic Experiences

Spanish Read Alouds - Diversity

A Mirror into Hispanic Experiences

$ 225.25
SKU - SPRAL-2-DIV

Titles Included (14)

- Celia: La niña que cantaba con las manos

- ¿De dónde eres?

- El camino de Amelia

- El regalo de mi abuela

- La luna se fue de fiesta

- Los veinticinco gatos mixtecos

- Martina, una cucarachita muy linda: Un cuento cubano

- Niños de América

- ¡Qué montón de Tamales!

- Sembrando historias: Pura Belpré, Bibliotecaria y narradora de cuentos

- Soñadores

- Un mundo nuevo

- Una reunión de año nuevo

- ¡Ya llegan los Reyes Magos!

 

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.

El camino de Amelia
El camino de Amelia

El camino de Amelia

$ 13.25

Amelia Luisa Martinez hates roads. Los caminos, the roads, take her migrant worker family to fields where they labor all day, to schools where no one knows Amelia's name, and to bleak cabins that are not home. Amelia longs for a beautiful white house with a fine shade tree in the yard, where she can live without worrying about los caminos again. Then one day, Amelia discovers an "accidental road." At its end she finds an amazing old tree reminiscent of the one in her dreams. Its stately sense of permanence inspires her to put her own roots down in a very special way. 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.

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.

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. [Partial description in Spanish: Un curandero regresa del mercado provisto de una camada de gatitos. Pronto los animales se ganan el corazón de todos.]

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

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?

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.

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

$ 22.75

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.

Soñadores
Soñadores

Soñadores

$ 23.00

Dreamers is by author-illustrator Yuyi Morales, who's won numerous awards for her books, including a Caldecott Honor for Viva Frida. Here she tells the story of her own immigrant experience, traveling from her native Mexico to San Francisco, California, with her infant son. In an end note, she makes clear that the book is not about "Dreamers" as we use the word today, undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children, but in the sense that all immigrants are dreamers, coming to "a new country carried by hope and dreams, and carrying our own special gifts, to build a better future." The story is told in vibrant, poetic language and images and sprinkled with Spanish. She also pictures numerous beloved, real picture books, since Morales and her son learned English in the children's book section of the San Francisco library.

Un mundo nuevo
Un mundo nuevo

Un mundo nuevo

$ 13.25

It was Danilito's first day in America. He and his parents have 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. He has heard that some Americans are not friendly to foreigners. In addition, he does not speak any English. His parents have worries, too. They will have to find new jobs, a new home, and adjust to the new surroundings. This was going to be their first cold winter. Danilito's worries disappear the next morning when he wakes up and Papa leads him on a magical trip of discovery. Translated from When This World Was New, Un mondo nuevo brings us a gentle and uplifting story of coming to America.

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.

¡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.

¡Ya llegan los Reyes Magos!
¡Ya llegan los Reyes Magos!

¡Ya llegan los Reyes Magos!

$ 14.00

On the day before Epiphany, the holiday which commemorates the visit of the Magi, a little Puerto Rican boy prepares for the celebration and looks forward to the annual arrival of the Three Kings.

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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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