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Book Results for: Central American 1. A Guatemalan Family: Journey Between Two Worlds Written by Michael Malone The life of the Mendez family, a family that fled their home in Guatemala. [Grade Level: 4 - 6] 2. A Movie in My Pillow/Una Pelicula En Mi Almohada Jorge Argueta (Author), Elizabeth Gomez (Illustrator) Poetry from El Salvador, in English and Spanish. [Grade Level: K - 3] 3. Carolyn's Story: A Book About an Adopted Girl Written and Photographed by Perry Schwartz The story of nine-year old Carolyn, who was adopted from Honduras when she was a baby, told in her own words, illustrated with photographs. [Grade Level: K - 6] 4. Grannie Jus' Come! Karen Lusebrink (Illustrator), Ana Sisnett (Author) Set in a small town in Panama, a young girl tells her grandmother all the things she loves about her. [Grade Level: K - 3] 5. Mexicali Soup Written by Kathryn Hitte Everyone in the family asks Mama to keep out one ingredient from her famous soup. Mama surprises everyone with the new soup she makes for them. [Grade Level: K - 3] 6. Pascual's Magic Pictures Karen M. Dugan (Illustrator), Amy Glaser Gage (Author), May Gage (Author) Having saved enough money to buy a disposable camera, a young boy goes into the Guatemalan jungle to take pictures of monkeys. [Grade Level: K - 3] 7. Song of the Chirimia: La Musica de la Chirimia: Folklore Guatemalteco Lori Ann Schatschneider (Illustrator), Jane Anne Volkner (Author) A folktale from Guatemala about a man who wins the love of a princess through music. [Grade Level: K - 3] 8. The Color of My Words Written by Lynn Joseph A young girl finds herself faced with turning points that will make up who she is and help her understand what it means to be part of a family and a community. [Grade Level: 4 - 6] 9. Traditional Crafts from Mexico and Central America Randall Gooch (Illustrator), Florence Temko (Author) Instructions on how to make traditional Mexican and Central American handicraft, such as metal ornaments, tissue paper banners and Guatemalan worry dolls. [Grade Level: 4 - 6]
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