Wednesday, November 03, 2010

New Bilingual Children's Books

Side by Side/Lado a lado: The Story of Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez/La historia de Dolores Huerta y Cesar Chavez 

Written by Monica Brown. Illustrated by Joe Cepeda.

    •    Pub. Date: August 2010
    •    Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
    •    Format: Hardcover , 32pp
    •    Age Range: 12 and up
    •    ISBN-13: 9780061227813
    •    ISBN: 0061227811

Every day, thousands of farmworkers harvested the food that ended up on kitchen tables all over the country. But at the end of the day, when the workers sat down to eat, there were only beans on their own tables. Then Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez teamed up. Together they motivated the workers to fight for their rights and, in the process, changed history.

Award-winning author Monica Brown and acclaimed illustrator Joe Cepeda join together to create this stunning tribute to two of the most influential people of the twentieth century.

Todos los días, miles de campesinos cosechaban los alimentos que se servían en los hogares de todo el país. Pero al terminar la jornada, cuando los campesinos se sentaban a comer, lo único que había en sus propias mesas era frijoles. Entonces, Dolores Huerta y César Chávez se unieron para motivar a los trabajadores a luchar por sus derechos y en el proceso, cambiaron el curso de la historia.

La premiada autora Monica Brown y el aclamado ilustrador Joe Cepeda se unen para crear éste impresionante tributo a dos de las personas más influentes del siglo veinte.

Arroz con leche/Rice Pudding: Un poema para cocinar/A Cooking Poem 

Written by Jorge Argueta. Illustrated by Fernando Vilela.

  • Pub. Date: August 2010
  • Publisher: Groundwood Books
  • Format: Hardcover , 32pp
  • ISBN-13: 9780888999818
  • ISBN: 088899981X

Award-winning author Jorge Argueta treats young readers to a bilingual recipe/poem for the classic Latin American version of rice pudding with cinnamon. From sprinkling the rice into the pot to adding a waterfall of white milk followed by cinnamon sticks, salt stars, and sugar snow, Argueta’s recipe is both easy to follow and poetic. Lively illustrations by highly acclaimed Brazilian artist Fernando Vilela feature an enthusiastic young cook who finds no end of joy in making and then slurping up the rice pudding with his family. In Argueta’s world, cooking not only satisfies hunger with delicious food but also provides an opportunity for all the senses — and the imagination — to experience joy and fulfillment. This book is wonderful family fun for those who already love rice pudding as well as for those tasting it for the first time.


Written by Ginger Foglesong Guy. Illustrated by Rene King Moreno.

    •    Pub. Date: August 2010
    •    Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
    •    Format: Hardcover , 32pp
    •    Age Range: For infants or children in preschool
    •    ISBN-13: 9780061731808
    •    ISBN: 0061731803

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1 comment:

Tyeisha said...

Thank you for recommending theses books. My children and I will definitely take a look at them. I am familiar with Cesar Chavez, but never heard of Dolores Huerta.