From the U.S. to Botswana, India, Chile, Italy and the Amazon, this collection of 9 nonfiction articles from Highlights™ magazine is fascinating, informative and fun. Real-life stories about kids from across the world will build compassion in students, while fun recipes and holiday traditions keep them interested and engaged.
In this beloved tale, the Little Red Hen makes delicious bread that her lazy friends can't resist. Children will eagerly continue reading to see what she will do when everyone wants a taste! Between the pages of the Brighter Child Keepsake Stories books are the classic tales of magic, imagination, and inspiration that will delight children again and again.
Popular author Xavier Garza returns with another collection of stories featuring spooky characters from Mexican-American folklore. There's a witch that takes the shape of a snake in order to poison and punish those who disregard her warnings; green-skinned, red-eyed creatures called Chupacabras that suck the blood from wild pigs, but would just as soon suck the blood from a human lost in the night; and a young girl disfigured in a fire set by a scorned lover who gets her revenge as the Donkey Lady. Accompanied by the author's striking illustrations, the hair-raising stories in this collection are sure to lure even the most reluctant readers into its pages.
Publisher: Arte Publico Press
Product ID: APP9781558859708
Grades: Grades 3 - 6
Level(s): Primary, Intermediate, Middle School
File Size: 1.61 MB
Whiteboard Compatible: Yes (Level 1)
ISBN (Digital Book): 9781558859708
ISBN (Physical Book): 9781558855991
... y no se lo tragó la tierra, in the original Spanish, is Tomás Rivera's classic novel about a Mexican-American family's life as migrant workers during the 1950s, as seen through the eyes of a young boy.
This Spanish edition of an award-winning collection of stories for young adults depicts spunky Cuban-American protagonists as they navigate the uncertain waters of adolescence in Miami.
After the death of her father, Blanca Estela and her mother spend the summer in Revilla, an old town in northern Mexico where Blanca's grandmother lives.
Everyone knows that the trick to putting children to bed is creating a bedtime routine, and in this latest bilingual picture book by popular Mexican-American author Victor Villasenor, he recreates his own family's bedtime tradition.
Emilio and his family have just come from Central America to Houston, and Emilio feels out of place. Only when his teacher introduces him to the world of numbers does he begin to find himself. But there is danger even in embracing the world of math studies.
Intrigue and danger weave a web around young Consuelo as she is thrust into a new life in unfamiliar surroundings and a mystery that begs to be resolved.
"Stop it. The two of you, stop it!" Roelito screams at his father and older brother as their argument becomes a shoving match. Beto, a senior in high school, has come home past curfew, smelling like a cantina. When Beto Sr. tells his son that he either needs to follow the rules or leave, he decides to leave, right then, in the middle of the night. But once he's walked away, he realizes he has nowhere to go. Maybe his best friend Jessy can help. The story of Beto's decision to run away and drop out of school is told from shifting perspectives in which the lives of Roel, Beto, and Jessy are told in short scenes that reflect teen-age life. Author and educator Rene Saldana, Jr. once again writes a fast-paced, thought-provoking novel that will engage young adults in questions about their own lives and responsibilities to family, friends, and most of all, to themselves.
Hugo, María, and Sarita enjoy spending time with their abuelos. They, in turn, enjoy teasing their grandchildren with adi_vinanzas, little riddles that make the children think about the world in new ways. So when Grandpa begins to reminisce about his own father and about the watermelons they raised long ago, the three youngsters recognize yet another curious adivinanza in the telling.
With a poetic narrative and colorful illustrations, this delightful bilingual picture book celebrates the joys of simple family rituals. An easy recipe for caldo is included.
Martha's Panadería holds trays of hot Mexican sweet bread, all ready for hungry customers in the morning. In the classic tradition of The Gingerbread Man, James Luna's piggy cookie leaps off the tray and takes a mad dash through the barrio. Each person he encounters is greeted by his laugh and repeated refrain: Chase me! Chase me down the street! But this is one piggy you won't get to eat! I ran away from the others and I'll run away from you! He avoids being eaten by everyone until he meets a crafty little girl named Rosa! Children will delight in the clever piggy's escape in this entertaining re-telling of a familiar story set in a colorful Latino neighborhood. A recipe for Mexican gingerbread pig cookies is included in English and Spanish.
Abuela's visits from Mexico are always exciting for young Sabrina. This time, Abuela's suitcase holds ribbons, a drum, and the smell of chocolate. Abuelita, do you want to play a game? Let's pretend that I'm a princess, Sabrina says. Okay, Abuela says, but a Mayan princess should wear a beautiful dress called a huipil. And she pulls out the traditional garment. Sabrina has lots of questions about her ancestors. With her grandmother's help, she learns about the cacao tree, which was first cultivated by Mexico's indigenous tribes. Sabrina discovers that chocolate is perfect for a Mayan princess. Children will enjoy this charming bilingual picture book that depicts a loving relationship, and shares the history of the native peoples of Mexico.
Young Elena concocts a plan to help cool down the townspeople in Caliente, Texas: Raspas - icy cold snow cones. And she can make and sell the treats from her own front yard! Soon, Elena has a stand and the items needed to make and sell snow cones. Before long, everyone is lining up to buy the frosty delights. Elena's best friend Alma watches her friend's success from across the street and decides to start her own snow cone stand. And so begins the battle of the snow cones, with each girl devising ever more elaborate plans to attract clients. The girls' ice shaving machines furiously crank out raspas, until one day both machines go bonkers!
Tenth grader Javier Avila has been chosen - against his will - to be the first anchorman for the school's televised announcements. He's an honor student trying to live up to his smart-guy reputation, and doesn't have time for a useless Media Broadcasting class. And who would choose to look stupid in front of the whole school every morning? Javier is afraid to fail publicly, especially after working so hard to hide his flaws from friends and family. When everyone watches him on screen, will they see the face of a fraud? Popular author Diane Gonzales Bertrand has written another novel that will strike a chord with teens who struggle their choices in friends and the extreme pressure - whether internal or external - to succeed in today's competitive world.
In this novel, Tyrone must deal with his feelings of anger and betrayal as the son of an alcoholic, absentee father while struggling to fulfill his dream of attending college. This is the seventh novel in the Roosevelt High School Series, which features a multiracial group of teenaged students who must individually face social and cultural issues (such as violence, sexuality, and prejudice) inescapable by young adults today.
The novel focuses on the difficult issue of a young man's struggle with his sexual orientation - a conflict made more difficult by his family's traditional Hispanic expectations. This is the third novel in the Roosevelt High School Series, which features a multiracial group of teenaged students who must individually face social and cultural issues (such as violence, sexuality, and prejudice) inescapable by young adults today.
Celia is a beautiful young girl on the brink of her sophomore year of high school. But when Celia discovers she is pregnant, problems spiral around her. What will happen when her fellow students at Roosevelt High find out? This novel is part of the Roosevelt High School Series, which features a multiracial group of teenaged students who must individually face social and cultural issues (such as violence, sexuality, and prejudice) inescapable by young adults today.
This compelling novel portrays, with realism and compassion, one young adult's experience with domestic violence and her attempts to keep it a secret from her friends. This novel is part of the Roosevelt High School Series, which features a multiracial group of teenaged students who must individually face social and cultural issues (such as violence, sexuality, and prejudice) inescapable by young adults today.
Maya's well-ordered and productive high school life receives an unwelcome jolt when her parents announce their impending divorce. How Maya copes with this blow and the reaction of her friends and family to her disorientation makes for engrossing reading. This is the second novel in the Roosevelt High School Series, which features a multiracial group of teenaged students who must individually face social and cultural issues (such as violence, sexuality, and prejudice) inescapable by young adults today.
When Juanita's dreams of being the first in her family to graduate from high school are thwarted by an expulsion, the young Mexican-American girl enlists the help of a lawyer and a counselor to fight discrimination at her alma mater. This is the first novel in the Roosevelt High School Series, which features a multiracial group of teenaged students who must individually face social and cultural issues (such as violence, sexuality, and prejudice) inescapable by young adults today.
When an interracial couple begins to date, they're mildly surprised (in ways good and bad) by the unexpected reactions of some of their friends. This novel is part of the Roosevelt High School Series, which features a multiracial group of teenaged students who must individually face social and cultural issues (such as violence, sexuality, and prejudice) inescapable by young adults today.
Moreno-Hinojosa threads together the stories told by the campfire. These chilling tales transport the reader to another place and time, before television and highways, when shadows drifted across an unlit countryside.
Flavio is a young Mexican-American boy growing up in a rural town in New Mexico. He has a special relationship with El Grande, his grandfather - an old man whose powerful persona and hex-barrel Winchester are the symbol of order in the village. Alongside his grandfather, Flavio is on his way to manhood through hard ranch work. But the coming of electricity and the U.S. Forest Service and a large sawmill, all brought by Gringos just after World War II, will forever change the culture of the town. The strong yet gentle guiding hand of El Grande must now compete with the lure of all that is new and exciting. EFlavio is torn between the seductiveness of progress and his loyalty to the village traditions so steadfastly preserved by his grandfather.
Three things matter to fifteen-year-old David López: his family, his pigeons, and his gang. When David is forced to decide between his loyalty to the gang and his own future, will the influence of his family, his teachers, and his friends help David make the right choice?
Using the cactus plant as her guiding metaphor for existence, Mora presents poems grouped into three sections: Blooms, Thorns, and Roots.
The Angel of Death is the Wrestling Heavyweight Champion, but he is also Jesse Baron's father. As Jesse negotiates all of the usual middle school problems, he can't help but wonder what life would be like if his father wasn't famous.
These tales of self-discovery, set against the backdrop of the Mexican Revolution and immigration to the United States, all involve young people overcoming barriers during times of extreme stress.
In the picturesque city of San Antonio, Texas, shock waves hit the community when Luz Ríos, a young Latina, wins her high school's spelling bee.
This is a landmark, first bilingual edition of a literary classic by the Cuban master poet, José Martí.
While working at her aunt's bed-and-breakfast, Carolina Torres and her friends stumble upon a cryptic letter that bequeaths an unknown fortune and offers clues as to why the town's mayor is so determined to close the B & B. Will the sleuths be able to unlock the mystery and foil the mayor's plan before it's too late?
When Monica discovers a mysterious letter, she is drawn into a web of questions surrounding the disappearance of her neighbor, El Pintor. Monica soon believes the man may hold the secret to her mother's past.