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Tomás and the Library Lady

Written by Pat Mora, Illustrated by Raul Colón Alfred A. Knopf, 1997

It was midnight.  The light of the full moon followed the tired old car.

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Monday January 2nd, 2017

It’s Monday! What are you reading?

Each week I share a reading photo of the week. Here are some displays of previous Caldecott award winners set up to greet my students when they return from their break. 727 more words

It's Monday What Are You Reading?

Book review: Fearless Flyer: Ruth Law and Her Flying Machine, by Heather Lang, illustrated by Raul Colón

Lang, Heather. Fearless Flyer: Ruth Law and Her Flying Machine. Ill. by Raul Colón. Boyds Mills/Calkins Creek, 2016. $16.95. 40p. ISBN 9781620916506. Ages 5-8. P7Q8… 162 more words

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Voting as a Battleground: Children’s Literature that Reminds Us Why We Vote

Today is election day in the United States. It has been an ugly election year and people of color (not to mention women) have been put in the spotlight at several moments in the campaign. 931 more words

Children's Literature


Basic Plot Summary: A man steals some rampion from a witch’s garden and the witch forces him to give her the baby his wife is carrying. 889 more words

Fairy Tales

¡Mira Look!: Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes

Saludos todos! Our book for this week is Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes, written by Juan Felipe Herrera and illustrated by Raúl Colón (the same illustrator from last week’s book, … 809 more words

Mira Look

¡Mira, Look!: Tomás and the Library Lady

Saludos todos! Our book for this week is Tomás and the Library Lady, written by Pat Mora and illustrated by Raúl Colón. Although last week we focused on Pura Belpré, the first Puerto Rican librarian at the New York City Public Library, this week we are focusing on the legacy of Tomás Rivera, another symbol of Latin American literature and Hispanic-American heritage. 993 more words