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"Middle grade readers will appreciate reading stories that reflect their lives, not their parents' or grandparents' stories" (Brightly.com, in their article "10 Exciting New Middle Grade Books with Latinx Main Characters") Acclaimed author and Pura Belpré Award honoree Lulu Delacre's beautifully illustrated collection of twelve short stories is a groundbreaking look at the diverse Latinos who live in the United States.In this book, you will meet many young Latinos living in the United States, from a young girl whose day at her father's burrito truck surprises her to two sisters working together to change the older sister's immigration status, and more.Turn the pages to experience life through the eyes of these boys and girls whose families originally hail from many different countries; see their hardships, celebrate their victories, and come away with a better understanding of what it means to be Latino in the U.



About the Author

Lulu Delacre

Lulu Delacre

Three-time Pura Belpré Award honoree Lulu Delacre has been writing and illustrating children's books since 1980. Born and raised in Puerto Rico to Argentinean parents, Delacre says her Latino heritage and her life experiences inform her work.

Her 36 titles include Arroz con Leche: Popular Songs and Rhymes from Latin America, a Horn Book Fanfare Book in print for over 25 years; and Salsa Stories, an IRA Outstanding International Book. Her newest book ¡Olinguito, de la A a la Z! Descubriendo el bosque nublado; Olinguito, from A to Z! Unveiling the Cloud Forest has received four starred reviews and been selected as a Junior Library Guild Selection and a Washington Post Book of the Month.

Delacre has lectured internationally; served as a juror for the National Book Awards; and exhibited at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art among other venues. More at www.luludelacre.com.



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