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Latino Interest Books for children in the Middle Grade KEYWORDS: RELATED: Junior High School and UpUpper Elementary Grades

Farrar, Straus and Giroux Books for Young Readers has published a number of titles which promote a sense of cultural pride through positive portrayals of Latino figures.

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The Ancestors Are Singing

"The twenty-nine evocative poems in this slim volume with its colorful, eye-catching dust cover are a heartfelt and loving tribute to Mexico's rich...

"...are a heartfelt and loving tribute to Mexico's rich.... Lyrical meditations on Mexico "Moon over Mexico The moon’s white eye watches over skyscrapers and stone temples alike." The poems in this tribute to the Mexico of the past and present show that history and modernity don’t always meet in an easy..."

By Tony Johnston and Karen Barbour

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Red Ridin' in the Hood

and Other Cuentos

Famous tales refashioned in Latin American settings Eleven classic tales are retold with an injection of Latino culture, providing a twist on the...

"...tellings, the Spanish idiom (there's a glossary at the back) and the dynamic, full-page pictures..."

By Patricia Santos Marcantonio and Renato Alarcão

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To Go Singing Through the World

The Childhood of Pablo Neruda

Pablo Neruda grew up in the rough and wild frontier town of Temuco, Chile. His father was a railroad man and not inclined to draw out the introspective boy....

Deborah Kogan Ray Deborah Kogan Ray

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Milagros

Girl from Away

Milagros de le Torre hasn’t had an easy life: ever since her father sailed away with pirates she’s been teased at school and there’s the constant struggle for...

Meg Medina Meg Medina

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