Magic Windows / Ventanas Mágicas
Through the magic windows of her cut-paper art, Carmen shows us her family, her life as an artist, and the legends of her Aztec past.
We look into Carmen's studio and see her paint a Mexican jarabe tapat o dancer; we glimpse the hummingbirds that cross the US-Mexico border to taste the sweet nectar of the cactus flowers; and we watch Carmen teach her nieces and nephews how to make their own magic windows.
Magic Windows is a continuing tribute to family and community as well as a way for Carmen to connect future generations to their ancestors by teaching and sharing with them this traditional folk art.
Children's Book Press (CA), 9780892391837, 32pp.
Publication Date: April 1, 2013