Finding the Music/En pos de la música

People, Identity & Culture
Jennifer Torres
Renato Alarcao
Age Group:
Lee & Low Books
People, Identity & Culture

When Reyna accidentally breaks Abuelito’s vihuela, a small guitar-like instrument, she ventures out into the neighborhood determined to find someone who can help her repair it. No one can fix the vihuela, but along the way Reyna gathers stories and mementos of Abuelito and his music. Still determined, Reyna visits the music store where the owner gives her a recording of Abuelito’s music and promises that they can fix the vihuela together. Reyna realizes how much she has learned about Abuelito, his influence in the community and the power of his music. The tradition of mariachi music comes to life in this bilingual story.

purchase this book

When Aidan Became a Brother

Kyle Lukoff

When Aidan was born, everyone thought he was a girl. After he realized he was a boy, Aidan and his parents fixed the parts of his life that didn't fit anymore, and he settled happily into his new life. Then Mom and Dad announced they're going to have another baby and Aidan wants to do everything he can to make things right for his new sibling from the beginning.

When Aidan Became a Brother