Join us in celebrating Only for a Little While book birthday! We sat down with Musa Gabriela Orozco Belt to learn all about the inspiration behind her book.
But first, a little bit about this picture book:
A heartwarming picture book with Spanish words woven in, about a father helping his daughter adjust when they temporarily have to move in with extended family. When Maribel's family has to move in with Tía Carmen because Papi lost his job, Maribel and her sister feel unsettled. It’s not always easy sharing a room or being in a house full of loud cousins, but Papi reminds the girls that it’s only por un ratito—just for a little while. In the meantime, there is always someone to play with, the mealtimes are filled with music and laughter, and bedtime is for snuggling in tight. Maribel realizes that maybe being there por un ratito isn’t so bad after all. From debut author Gabriela Orozco Belt and artist Richy Sánchez Ayala comes a moving story about family and change—and how love is always the constant.
Happy Book Birthday to Boundless: Twenty Voices Celebrating Multicultural and Multiracial Identities
Join us in celebrating Boundless: Twenty Voices Celebrating Multicultural and Multiracial Identities book birthday! We sat down with Musa Ismée Williams to learn all about the inspiration behind this book.
But first, a little bit about this anthology:
When identities cross boundaries, with love that knows no bounds. From platonic and romantic love to grief and heartbreak, these stories explore navigating life at the intersection of identities, and what it means to grow up surrounded by a multitude of traditions, languages, cultures, and interpersonal dynamics.
Returning to a father’s homeland. Trying to fit in at chaotic weddings and lavish birthday parties where not all are welcome. Processing grief at family gatherings. Figuring out how to share the news of a new relationship with loved ones. This collection celebrates multicultural and multiracial characters at the helm of their own narratives, as they approach life with a renewed sense of hope and acceptance.
Join us in celebrating TUMBLE on its book birthday! We sat down with Musa Adriana Hernández Bergstrom to learn all about the inspiration behind this book.
But first, a little bit TUMBLE.
Tumble stays, and stays, and stays.
Using simple, succinct text and richly colored art, Adriana Hernandez Bergstrom follows one tumbleweed on its journey across a desert unexpectedly teaming with life. Tumble is an incredible read-aloud perfect for storytime or newly independent readers. Extensive backmatter identifies every plant and animal featured in the book and provides more information on the misunderstood tumbleweed and its ecosystem.
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