I Am Latino

I Am Latino

The Beauty in Me

By Sandra L. Pinkney; Myles C. Pinkney (Photographer)

Little, Brown Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780316160094, 32pp.

Publication Date: July 2007


Use your senses and you will see,
there is beauty in everything.

In this celebration of Latino children, Myles Pinkney's joyous photographs and Sandra Pinkney's buoyant text showcase traditional food, music, and more through each of the five senses. From dancing the salsa and the tango to smelling delicious empanadas and mouthwatering tamales, to treasuring time with family members and even learning Spanish words and phrases along the way, this is the perfect way to celebrate Latino culture.

About the Author

Dinah Johnson is the author of "Quinnie Blue," illustrated by James Ransome; "Sunday Week," illustrated by Tyrone Geter; and "All Around Town," an NCSS-CBC Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies. A professor of English and children's literature at the University of South Carolina, Ms. Johnson lives with her daughter, Niani, in Columbia, South Carolina.
Myles C. Pinkney is the photographer of several children's books, including "It's Raining Laughter" by Nikki Grimes. Mr. Pinkney says of his experience working on "Sitting Pretty," "It was amazing to see how each doll took on a personality of its own." An acclaimed photographer whose work is exhibited around the country, Mr. Pinkney lives in Poughkeepsie, New York, with his family.