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bilingual picture books

Thanks to Arte Publico for sending me these 3 wonderful books with text in English and en Espanol.

Diane Gonzales Bertrand gives us ADELITA AND THE VEGGIE COUSINS or ADELITA Y LAS PRIMAS VENDURITAS illustrated by Christina Rodriguez (Arte Publico 2011). Adelita is the new girl in school and she is feeling a little apprehensive since she does not know anyone. Her teacher, Ms. Cantu, brings in a basket of fresh vegetables and asks each student to select one. Little does Adelita suspect that the veggies will bring her some new friends. <529>

As Marita and her mother finish their Saturday chores, Papi is preparing for the salsa concert in the park. In A BAILAR! by Judith Ortiz Cofer with illustrations by Christina Ann Rodriquez (Arte Publico 2011), Marita and her mother dress up and dance their way through the neighborhood to the park. Soon, a line of neighbors are following and joining in their song. <530>

Finally, we have CLARA AND THE CURANDERA by Monica Brown with illustrations by Thelma Muraida (Arte Publico 2011). Clara is grumpy and out of sorts until her mother insists she visit the curandera. Somehow, the strange orders of the curandera have Clara feeling happier than she ever has. What is the curandera's secret? <531>
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