Welcome To My Neighborhood! A Barrio ABC
Publication Date: August 2010
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An ABC introduction to a little girl's neighborhood in all its rich detail.
M is for las muralistas, making murals of island vistas. Waterfalls that hide brick walls. Rainforest full of tropical trees.
N is for the noisy neighbors who sit on the stoop and catch the breeze.
When Ava's friend Chien visits her in the Barrio, she takes him on a tour of all of her favorite things about the neighborhood. From fire hydrants to ice cream trucks, bodegas to vacant lots, the sights and sounds of the Barrio -- even the less perfect things -- come to life in the poetic words of Quiara Hudes, author of the Tony Award-winning musical IN THE HEIGHTS.
Playwright Quiara Alegria Hudes has gone back to the basics -- the very basics of the ABCs. Her latest project -- a children's book called Welcome To My Neighborhood! A Barrio ABC -- follows a young girl who takes her best friend on an alphabetical tour through her North Philadelphia neighborhood. More at NPR.org
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