Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Book Recommendations for Hispanic Heritage Month (cont.)

In an earlier post here, I was recommending two pictures books that not only celebrate Hispanic Families Traditions but books that are also great to use with children when teaching about  writing about "small moments".  Along the same line, you will find the following book equally enjoyable and a wonderful opportunity for discussion and exploration. On My Block: Stories and Paintings by Fifteen Artists, edited by Dana Goldberg. In this book, 15 artists some of which are Hispanics, share a special place either in their house, in their neighborhood, or in another country that hold a special memory to them. On My Block, you will tour a garden in Mexico, an empty lot in Havana, Cuba, even South Brooklyn, NY. The illustrations are outstanding, the narratives are memorable, and each artist's photograph is located in the bottom corner of each page. This book is a must! I can't recommended enough!

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