This season’s Family Read, Lucky Broken Girl by local author Ruth Behar, is recommended for independent reading by students in grades 4-8. We want everyone to participate, so here are some suggested books for younger readers.
Brown, Monica, 1969-
Brightly colored illustrations and text follow the life of salsa singer Celia Cruz from her home in Havana, Cuba, to New York and Miami where she brings joy to herself and others through her music. Presented in English and Spanish.Find in catalog
Campoy, F. Isabel author.
Based on the story of the Urban Art Trail in San Diego, California, this story shows how even the smallest artists can accomplish something big.Find in catalog
At the start of World War II, Japanese-American third-grader Aki and her family are sent to an internment camp in Poston, Arizona, while Mexican-American third-grader Sylvia's family leases their Orange County, California, farm and begins a fight to stop school segregation.Find in catalog
Stella Diaz wants to be friends with the new boy in class, but sometimes she accidentally speaks Spanish instead of English and pronounces words wrong, which makes her turn roja. In addition, she has to get over her fear of speaking in front of the class.Find in catalog
Edwards, Michelle author.
A celebration of winter mitzvahs, or kind deeds. Kara's adorable, radiant art adds to the heartwarming mood.Find in catalog
Follows a girl in the 1920s as she strives to become a drummer, despite being continually reminded that only boys play the drums, and that there has never been a female drummer in Cuba. Includes note about Millo Castro Zaldarriaga, who inspired the story, and Anacaona, the all-girl dance band she formed with her sisters.Find in catalog
Gonzalez, Maya Christina
Maya, who lives in the dusty desert, opens her eyes wide to find the colors in her world, from Papi's black hair and Mami's orange and purple flowers to Maya's red swing set and the fiery pink sunset. On board pages.Find in catalog