"Abuelita, do you want to play a game? Let's pretend that I'm a princess," Sabrina says. "Okay," Abuela says, "but a Mayan princess should wear a beautiful dress called a huipil." And she pulls out the traditional garment worn by Mayan and Aztec women.
Sabrina has lots of questions about her ancestors. With her grandmother's help, Sabrina learns all about the cacao tree, which was first cultivated by Mexico's indigenous tribes. Today, the seeds give us chocolate, but years ago they were used as money. And Moctezuma, the Aztec emperor, liked to eat chocolate poured over bowls of snow !
Sabrina discovers that "chocolate is perfect for a Mayan princess." And children will agree as they curl up with a cup of hot chocolate and this charming bilingual picture book that depicts a loving relationship and shares the history and customs of the native peoples of Mexico.
Lisa Fields was always encouraged to pursue her dream of becoming an artist. She received a BFA in illustration from the Ringling College of Art and Design in 2006. The illustrator of several children's books, her work has appeared in Boys' Life and Highlights magazines. Fields lives in New York City where she is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.
Angie está a punto de comenzar la búsqueda de su vida: la de su identidad. ¿Qué habrá al final del camino? Eso averígualo tú.
AVA DELLAIRA, LA ACLAMADA AUTORA DE CARTAS DE AMOR A LOS MUERTOS, ESTÁ DE REGRESO CON UNA HISTORIA SOBRE EL AMOR, LA IDENTIDAD Y LA VERDAD.
"A transcendent, perfectly gorgeous book, as magical as childhood feels in its best times. Rich, warm, comforting words and images to hold closely in your mind."—Naomi Shihab Nye
ALSC Notable Children’s Book
2018 Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor Book
2018 American Indian Youth Literature Award: Picture Book Honor
Grandpa says circles are all around us. He points to the rainbow that rises high in the sky after a thundercloud has come. "Can you see? That's only half of the circle. That rest of it is down below, in the earth." He and his granddaughter meditate on gardens and seeds, on circles seen and unseen, inside and outside us, on where our bodies come from and where they return to. They share and create family traditions in this stunning exploration of the cycles of life and nature.
This is a debut picture book for Xelena Gonzalez and Adriana Garcia.