Category: cultural

Ellis Island by Molly Aloian

My grandparents were not quite of the humble origins they claimed to have been, something I found out years after they were gone. I’d assumed, based on their complaints about of the rough crossing of the seas from Sicily to…

COLORS OF THE WIND by J.L.Powers

COLORS OF THE WIND is a picture-book biography with startling paintings that open your eyes and a true story about an Olympic champion runner and award-winning artist who is blind: George Mendoza.  The author of this book, J.L. Powers, tells…

YES! WE ARE LATINOS

YES! WE ARE LATINOS By Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy, pictures by David Diaz Voices! Power and pride singing in this book is felt in each of the thirteen distinctive narrative poems. Each poem is told in the…

SUMMONING THE PHOENIX

SUMMONING THE PHOENIX Poems and Prose About Chinese Musical Instruments Written by Emily Jiang, illustrated by April Chu  Welcome to a whole new cultural experience, an orchestra of images, poetry, and informative narratives that describe a wide variety of classical…