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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: "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: 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.
By Pat Mora, Pablo Torrecilla (illustrator) and Gabriela Baeza Ventura (trans)

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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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