El Barrio

By Debbi Chocolate; David Diaz (Illustrator)
(Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), Hardcover, 9780805074574, 32pp.)

Publication Date: April 14, 2009

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Description

Join a young boy as he explores his vibrant neighborhood. The city shimmers with life--at once a party, a waltz, and a heartbeat. El Barrio is his sister preparing for her "quinceanera," his grandfather singing about the past, and his cousins' stories from other lands. The city is alive with the rhythms of the street.

Told in lyrical language and through bold, colorful illustrations, this celebration of Hispanic culture and urban life is sure to fire children's curiosity about where they live and what they can discover in their own neighborhoods.




About the Author

DEBBI CHOCOLATE is the author of more than twenty picture books, including The Piano Man, which received the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award, and Talk, Talk: An Ashanti Legend, winner of the Parents’ Choice Award. She lives outside Chicago with her family.

DAVID DIAZ has illustrated more than thirty books, including Smoky Night, for which he was awarded the Caldecott Medal, and Margaret Wise Brown’s The Little Scarecrow Boy, which was named a New York Times Best Illustrated Book. He lives in Southern California.



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