Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Tejas Star Book Award 2012-2013 Winner

The Tejas Star Book Award was created by the Region One ESC Library Advisory Committee to promote reading in general and for readers to discover the cognitive and economic benefits of bilingualism and multilingualism. All the children of Texas had the opportunity to select their favorite book from the Tejas Star list during the 2012-2013 school year.

Congratulations to Monica Brown and Sara Palacios! 
Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match / 
Marisol McDonald no combina (Children’s Book Press an imprint of Lee & Low Books)  won the 2012-2013 Tejas Star Book award.

 This is the description of the book:

My name is Marisol McDonald, and I don't match. At least, that's what everyone tells me.

Marisol McDonald has flaming red hair and nut-brown skin. Polka dots and stripes are her favorite combination. She prefers peanut butter and jelly burritos in her lunch box. And don't even think of asking her to choose one or the other activity at recess—she'll just be a soccer playing pirate princess, thank you very much. To Marisol McDonald, these seemingly mismatched things make perfect sense together.

Unfortunately, they don't always make sense to everyone else. Other people wrinkle their nose in confusion at Marisol—can't she just be one or the other? Try as she might, in a world where everyone tries to put this biracial, Peruvian-Scottish-American girl into a box, Marisol McDonald doesn't match. And that's just fine with her.

A mestiza Peruvian American of European, Jewish, and Amerindian heritage, renowned author Monica Brown wrote this lively story to bring her own experience of being mismatched to life. Her buoyant prose is perfectly matched by Sara Palacios engaging acrylic illustrations.

This are the The Tejas Star Book Award 
 2012-2013 Finalist

Ada, Alma Flor and María Jesús Álvarez (illus.). (2011).  
Todo es canción: Antología poética (Spanish Edition). 
Alfaguara Infantil. ISBN 13: 978-1616051730. Ages 7 and up

Bertrand, Diane Gonzales and Christina Rodríguez (illus.). (2011).  
Adelita and the Veggie Cousins / 
Adelita y las primas verduritas
Piñata Books. ISBN 13: 978-1558856998. Ages 4 and up
Bertrand, Diane Gonzales and Tanja Bauerle (illus.). (2011).  
The Park Our Town Built /
El Parque Que Nuestro Pueblo Construyó.
Raven Tree Press, Csi. ISBN 13: 978-1936299126. Ages 4 and up

Brown, Monica and Thelma Muraida (illus.). (2011) 
Clara and the Curandera / 
Clara y la curandera.
Piñata Books.  ISBN 13: 978-1558857001. Ages 4 and up

Cofer, Judith Ortiz. (2012).  
Animal Jamboree: Latino Folktales / 
La Fiesta De Los Animales: Leyendas Latinas.
Piñata Books.  ISBN 13: 9781558857438. Ages 8 and up

De Anda, Diane. (2011).  
The Monster in the Mattress and Other Stories /
El Monstruo En El Colchón Y Otros Cuentos.
Piñata Books.  ISBN 13: 978-1558856936. Ages 9 and up

Garza, Xavier. (2011).
Maximilian & the Mystery of the Guardian Angel: 
A Bilingual Lucha Libre Thriller.
Cinco Puntos Press.   ISBN 13: 978-1933693989. Ages 8 and up

Ruiz-Flores, Lupe and Alisha Gambino (illus.). (2010).  
The Battle of the Snow Cones / 
La guerra de las raspas.
Piñata Books.   ISBN 13: 9781558855755. Ages 5 and up

Saldaña, Jr., Rene. (2011). 
The Lemon Tree Caper: A Mickey Rangel Mystery / 
La intriga del limonero: Colección Mickey Rangel, detective privado.
Piñata Books. ISBN 13: 9781558857094. Ages 9 and up

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