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1. Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir

Margarita Engle · Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Pages: 192
Format: Print book

In this poetic memoir, which won the Pura Belpré Author Award, acclaimed author Margarita Engle tells of growing up as a child of two cultures during the Cold War.Margarita is a girl from two worlds. Her heart lies in Cuba, her mother's tropical island country, a place so lush with vibrant...
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2. Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music

Margarita Engle · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 48
Format: Print book

Girls cannot be drummers. Long ago on an island filled with music, no one questioned that rule - until the drum dream girl. In her city of drumbeats, she dreamed of pounding tall congas and tapping small bongós. She had to keep quiet. She had to practice in secret. But when at last her dream-bright...
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3. The Smoking Mirror

David Bowles · IFWG Publishing
Pages: 217
Format: Print book

Carol and Johnny Garza are 12-year-old twins whose lives in a small Texas town are forever changed by their mother's unexplained disappearance. Shipped off to relatives in Mexico by their grieving father, the twins soon learn that their mother is a nagual, a shapeshifter, and that...
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4. Mango, Abuela, and Me

Meg Medina · Candlewick Press
Pages: 32
Format: Print book

A 2016 Pura Belpré Author Award Honor BookA 2016 Pura Belpré Illustrator Award Honor Book When a little girl's far-away grandmother comes to stay, love and patience transcend language in a tender story written by acclaimed author Meg Medina.Mia's abuela has left her sunny house with...
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5. My Tata's Remedies / Los remedios de mi Tata

Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford · Cinco Puntos Press
Format: Print book

"This charming little book will introduce young readers to safe and effective natural remedies from the native traditions of the American Southwest. A good way to learn about the healing power of plants." - Andrew Weil, MDAaron has asked his grandfather Tata to teach him about...
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6. Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras

Duncan Tonatiuh · Abrams Books for Young Readers
Pages: 40
Format: Print book

A 2016 Sibert Award Winner, Pura Belpré (Illustrator) Honor Book, and a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books of 2015. Funny Bones tells the story of how the amusing calaveras - skeletons performing various everyday or festive activities - came to be. They are the creation...
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