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How Susie Jaramillo Created a Media Company with an Educational, Cross-Cultural, and Intergenerational Mission

SLJ Reviews the First Two Volumes of “Canticos” Digital Shorts



PreS-Gr 3—Based on the Afro-Puerto Rican artist's childhood, beloved and award-winning illustrator Colón's wordless work, created with watercolor and colored pencils, depicts a sickly boy who uses his creativity to escape the confines of his bed...

Mama's Girl

Growing up in the 1970s in a home plagued by violence, divorce, and double standards, the award-winning author (who wrote this memoir in her 20s) struggled to exceed low expectations and a fraught relationship with her mother...

Grandma's Records/Los discos de mi abuela

Gr 1–3—Each year, a boy spends the summer with his grandmother in her apartment in Spanish Harlem listening to her records...

Secret Saturdays

Gr 5–8—Friends Justin and Sean, both 12, live in the Red Hook projects in Brooklyn, are Puerto Rican and African American, and have absentee fathers...

On a Clear Day

Gr 7–10—In one of his last books, the former National Ambassador for Young People's Literature ventured into the dystopian genre...

Show and Prove

Gr 8 Up—Set in 1983 in the South Bronx, this coming-of-age tale by Afro-Latina Quintero presents the friendship between African American Smiles and Puerto Rican Nike against the backdrop of hip-hop, Reaganomics, and war in the Middle East...

Pelé, King of Soccer/Pelé, El rey del fútbol

Gr 1–3—A bilingual picture book biography about Pelé, the first man in the history of the sport to score 1,000 goals and become a living legend...
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