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Mónica yearns to be like her grandmother, the bakery lady, and she gets her chance to prove herself when her family prepares for the celebration of Three Kings' Day.

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9781558853430 | Bilingual edition (Pinata Books, October 1, 2001), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Monica, who wants to be a baker like her grandmother, finds the doll hidden in the bread on the feast for the Three Kings and thus gets to bake cookies for the next fiesta.

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When Tio Manuel brings home a very special piñata for Gabriel's birthday party, his sister Magda figures out an ingenious way to preserve it and still make the party guests happy.

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9781558853201 | Bilingual edition (Pinata Books, November 1, 2001), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: When Tâio Manuel brings home a very special piänata for Gabriel's birthday party, his sister Magda figures out an ingenious way to preserve it and still make the party guests happy.

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Lupita, a young girl, wants to fly a papalote, or kite, but her family cannot afford to buy one, so her father helps her make a kite of her own.

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9781558853591 | Bilingual edition (Pinata Books, October 1, 2002), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: A young girl wants to fly a kite, but her family cannot afford to buy one, so her father helps her make a kite of her own.

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Since Grandma's recent death, Mamá often cries and Grandpa sits motionless in his chair staring out the window, but Lorena, who also misses Grandma, hopes the keepsakes in Grandma's carved chest will help ease their grieving.

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9781558853447 | Bilingual edition (Arte Publico Pr, May 1, 2003), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Since Grandma's recent death, Mamâa often cries and Grandpa sits motionless in his chair staring out the window, but Lorena, who also misses Grandma, hopes the keepsakes in Grandma's carved chest will help ease their grieving.

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A whimsical look at the making of empanadas serves up the festive fun of a family’s effort to concoct the delicious pastries, with an easy empanada recipe included.

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9781558853881 | Bilingual edition (Pinata Books, November 1, 2003), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Told in the style of a cumulative folk song, a grandmother makes empanadas, a traditional Hispanic treat, for her family, in a story that includes a recipe.

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Product Description: An anthology of contemporary Latino literature that offers a wide range of literary genres, themes, authors in one volume.

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9780321198433 | Longman Pub Group, September 1, 2004, cover price $107.20 | About this edition: An anthology of contemporary Latino literature that offers a wide range of literary genres, themes, authors in one volume.

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The sister of Jaime Dâavila, a promising young lawyer and Mexican American community leader, recounts his boyhood, education, and death and describes how a school came to be named after him.

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9781558853348 | Bilingual edition (Pinata Books, December 1, 2004), cover price $7.95 | About this edition: The sister of Jaime Dâavila, a promising young lawyer and Mexican American community leader, recounts his boyhood, education, and death and describes how a school came to be named after him.

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A thought-provoking bilingual picture book explores the issue of racism on the playground.

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9781558854130 | Bilingual edition (Pinata Books, April 30, 2005), cover price $15.95 | About this edition: When Benjamin beats his friend James at handball, James calls him a name that hurts his feelings, but Benjamin's father helps him sort out his feelings and figure out why James might have used the word.

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As her family prepares to move to a new home, Pepita refuses to pack her toys or say goodbye to anyone, because saying goodbye might make her cry.

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9781558854314 | Bilingual edition (Arte Publico Pr, November 30, 2005), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: As her family prepares to move to a new home, Pepita refuses to pack her toys or say goodbye to anyone, because saying goodbye might make her cry.

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When a tall, thin stranger with a horribly scarred face comes to Carlbad, California, everyone is afraid of him until he and his big red rooster make them laugh.

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9781558854208 | Bilingual edition (Pinata Books, April 30, 2006), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: When a tall, thin stranger with a horribly scarred face comes to Carlbad, California, everyone is afraid of him until he and his big red rooster make them laugh.

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Product Description: One day, a terrible thunderstorm knocked down the giant mesquite tree that grew in the town square. After the storm, the townspeople gathered to gawk at the large obstruction blocking the street. They weren't sure what to do with it, but they all agreed that the wood was good for nothing except a fire...read more

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9781558854895 | Bilingual edition (Pinata Books, October 31, 2007), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: One day, a terrible thunderstorm knocked down the giant mesquite tree that grew in the town square.

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Product Description: "My name is Ana. Every year, my family makes tamales for Christmas. This year, I am six, so I get to mix the dough, which is made of cornmeal. My sister Lidia is eight, so she gets to spread the dough on the corn husk leaves. I wish I was eight, so that my hands would be big enough to spread the dough just right--not too thick and not too thin...read more

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9781558854932 | Bilingual edition (Pinata Books, May 31, 2008), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: "My name is Ana.

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Product Description: This sweet and funny story about sibling rivalry and the tradition of making tamales is told from the perspective of Ana, who yearns to be like her big sister. Stage actress Gabriella Cavallero's voice brings the rhythmic prose to life with her tenderhearted reading in flawless English and Spanish...read more
By Gabriela Cavallero (narrator), Gabriela Baeza Ventura (trans), april Ward (illustrator) and Gwendolyn Zepeda

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9780981568690 | Har/com bl edition (Lorito Books Inc, April 15, 2009), cover price $25.95 | About this edition: This sweet and funny story about sibling rivalry and the tradition of making tamales is told from the perspective of Ana, who yearns to be like her big sister.

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Product Description: Originally published in Mexico, Border to Border: The United States and Mexico, by renowned Mexican intellectural Jose E. Iturriaga Sauco, presents a comparative history examining the parallel development of the U.S. and Mexican republics...read more

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9781558855069 | Italian edition edition (Arte Publico Pr, June 30, 2016), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Originally published in Mexico, Border to Border: The United States and Mexico, by renowned Mexican intellectural Jose E.

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Product Description: ''My name is Marisol. I'm seven years old. This spring, I helped my grandfather make a garden.'' First, Marisol and her grandfather had to prepare the ground. They pulled out the old plants and weeds. They mixed up all the dirt ''to make it soft...read more

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9781558852679 | Bilingual edition (Pinata Books, May 31, 2009), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: ''My name is Marisol.

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Product Description: The eighth volume in the Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage series, which focuses on the literary heritage of Hispanics in the geographic area that has become the U.S. from the colonial period to 1960.
By Clara Lomas (editor) and Gabriela Baeza Ventura (editor)

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9781558856042 | Arte Publico Pr, March 15, 2012, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: The eighth volume in the Recovering the U.

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Product Description: "I kick the ball. BAM! BOOM! POW!" Young Tonito dreams constantly about playing soccer. He imagines himself hitting the ball with his knee, his foot, his head. In his mind's eye, Tonito can run as fast as a race car. He can leap into the air like a fish jumping out of the ocean...read more

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9781558856882 | Bilingual edition (Pinata Books, May 31, 2011), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: "I kick the ball.

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Product Description: Pepita is back! And though she likes her new school, she has decided that--after three days--she isn't going back. She's sorry too, because she likes her teacher, Miss Chu, who has black eyes and a sunny smile. She likes her bright, colorful classroom...read more

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9781558856899 | Bilingual edition (Pinata Books, May 31, 2011), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Pepita is back!

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Product Description: It was Adelita's first day at a new school, and she didn't know anyone! As Miss Cantú started a lesson on vegetables, cries of "I hate vegetables" filled the classroom. She watched the kids as they gathered around the teacher's desk to select a vegetable of their own from the basket...read more

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9781558856998 | Bilingual edition (Pinata Books, October 31, 2011), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: It was Adelita's first day at a new school, and she didn't know anyone!

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Product Description: "Once there was a little girl named Clara, who was grumpy." She was grumpy about having to take out the trash, having to share her toys with her seven brothers and sisters, and having to read one book a week for school.And Mami is tired of Clara's grumpy face, so she sends her daughter to the curandera--or healer--to ask for help...read more
By monica Brown, Thelma Muraida (illustrator) and Gabriela Baeza Ventura (trans)

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9781558857001 | Bilingual edition (Pinata Books, October 31, 2011), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: "Once there was a little girl named Clara, who was grumpy.

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Product Description: Joey is excited and nervous about the school dance because Marlen, the love of his life, has agreed to be his date. But Joey has heard rumors that she might be meeting someone else, and as he waits for her to show up he can't help but worry the gossip may be true...read more

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9781558857445 | Bilingual edition (Pinata Books, June 30, 2012), cover price $9.95 | About this edition: Joey is excited and nervous about the school dance because Marlen, the love of his life, has agreed to be his date.

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Product Description: Sofia loves her older cousin, Rosario, and she's always excited to receive her hand-me-down clothes. This time, the box of clothes comes with a pink envelope: an invitation to Rosario's quinceanera. And as she digs through the box of clothes, a beautiful purple dress catches her eye...read more

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9781558857018 | Bilingual edition (Pinata Books, May 31, 2012), cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Sofia loves her older cousin, Rosario, and she's always excited to receive her hand-me-down clothes.

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Product Description: Seven-year-old Alicia and her parents are enjoying the annual festival celebrating Mexico's independence. There are mariachis strolling across the festival grounds, folkloric dancers twirling in their colorful costumes and brightly colored booths lining the plaza...read more

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9781558857056 | Bilingual edition (Pinata Books, May 31, 2012), cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Seven-year-old Alicia and her parents are enjoying the annual festival celebrating Mexico's independence.

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Product Description: Tia Sofia's nieces and nephews love to spend the weekend at her house. She lets them camp out on mattresses and in sleeping bags in the living room, where they play games and watch TV in their pajamas. But best of all, they love eating at their aunt's house, because she s the best cook in the family...read more

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9781558857025 | Bilingual edition (Pinata Books, May 31, 2012), cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Tia Sofia's nieces and nephews love to spend the weekend at her house.

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