Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo literally translates to the 5th of May.  But it's more than that!  It is a celebration of Mexican heritage, culture, and pride.  So here are five new books that celebrate the same things.

Barefoot Dreams of Petra Luna by Alda P. Dobbs (2021)
Child of the Flower-Song People: 
Luz Jiménez, Daughter of the Nahua by Gloria Amescua (2021)
Show Me History!: Frida Kahlo: The Revolutionary Painter by James Buckley, Jr. (2021)
Who Was the Voice of the People?: Cesar Chavez by Terry Blas (2021)
Without Separation: Prejudice, Segregation, and the Case of Alberto Alvarez by Larry Dane Brimner (2021)

 

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School is winding down, and Summer Reading is around the corner.  No one wants to think about the return of school in the fall . . .

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Today is May 20th, which means it's World Bee Day!  Are YOU aware of the importance of pollinators?  Do YOU know about the threats they face?  If not, find out with one of these new bee nonfiction books.  If you are already in the know, share this list of titles with others.

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May 18, 2022 is Visit Your Relatives Day!  If you have folks nearby, take some time to get together.  If all of your family is pretty far away (like mine), reach out with a phone call, text message, or email.  Another good way to celebrate?  Read one of these books!  (Do you notice that each was

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The Questioneers is a chapter book series by Andrea Beaty, based on a picture book series also by Andrea Beaty, which has launched a Netflix show.  Yep, they are EVERYWHERE!  And now there is a fifth book!

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Do you love all the Elephant & Piggie books?  Have you discovered their spin-off series Elephant & Piggie Love Reading?  Did you know there's a new title out this week?  Well . . . now you know.

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Do you love to cook?  Or maybe you just love to watch cooking shows?  Feast your eyes on these new chef biographies!

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Samira Ahmed is the best-selling author of several books about revolutionary girls.  Her latest release is no exception.  If you want to make this powerful read part of your personal book club, make sure you take a look at the

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Jacqueline Woodson and Leo Espinosa have teamed up for what is sure to be the perfect picture book to get you in the summer spirit!  

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