The new books include 2 elementary books and 1 preschool book illustrated by award-winning artists.
The three new titles reflect Lectura Books' unique approach to publishing. The books are culturally relevant for Hispanic families and tell stories often untold. One elementary book reflects the childhood experiences of 10 accomplished Latino artists. The other title for elementary students is an oral story by an 84-year-old who grew up in New Mexico. The preschool book uses eye-catching graphics to engage Spanish-speaking parents and their children to build vocabulary in Spanish and English. The books are bilingual, which makes it possible for Spanish-speaking parents and their English-learning children to read and learn together.
The Art of Memory / El arte de recordar
Written and illustrated by 10 Latino artists
Ten artists tell their most memorable childhood recollections in this book. These artists took brush, pencil, paint, and charcoal to create captivating images to accompany their stories. Each memory is beautifully illustrated and represents the lasting value of family stories.
My Super Cool Friends / Mis amigos super fabulosos
By Luciano Martinez
Friends come in many different shapes and sizes. The vivid illustrations and amusing details in this book will give children a fun way to describe their own friends at school and learn new descriptive words.
Where Love Begins / Donde comienza el amor
As told by Helen Nieto Phillips and Illustrations by Susan Arena
Where Love Begins is an oral history told from memory about a girl growing up with her family in Bernalillo, New Mexico. Written in the form of a poem, it combines family love with deep historic roots.