Puerto Rican

Hairs / Pelitos

Posted by on Jul 13, 2015 in Ages 04 and up, Latino, Mexican American, Puerto Rican, Theme: Bilingual, Theme: Family Relationships | Comments Off on Hairs / Pelitos

Hairs / Pelitos

Hairs / Pelitos  By Sandra Cisneros Illustrated by Terry Ybanez Published by Dragonfly Find a copy at Amazon | IndieBound | B&N “In any language, in any culture, the dreams and comforts of children across the earth are all the same.” —Children’s Literature Description This bilingual book takes its text from a chapter in Sandra Cisneros’ classic novel The House on Mango Street.  Cisneros and Ybanez introduce the readers to the varies members of a family by focusing particularly on the differences in their hair. Reviews & Accolades “Everybody in our family...

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An Island Like You

Posted by on Aug 9, 2012 in Ages 12 and up, Central America, Puerto Rican, Theme: Community, Theme: Cultural Identity, Theme: Family Relationships, Theme: Immigration | Comments Off on An Island Like You

An Island Like You

An Island Like You: Stories of the Barrio By Judith Ortiz Cofer Published by Scholastic Books/Orchard Books “[Cofer’s] contemporary teenage voices are candid, funny, weary, and irreverent in these stories about immigrant kids caught between their Puerto Rican families and the pull and push of the American dream.” —Booklist “Simultaneously serious, funny, and extremely lyrical, Cofer’s intonation is authentic and her book has real worth.” —Kirkus Reviews Find a copy at Amazon | IndieBound | B&N Description Rita is exiled to Puerto Rico for a summer with...

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