At this school, the group of children are different from each other, but everyone is welcome. Kids in patkas, hijabs, yarmulkes and baseball caps all play together. Follow along as the children learn from each other’s traditions and gather to celebrate Lunar New Year.
Many of us face times when we walk into a new room and feel like we are different from everyone else. The way you look or talk, the foods you eat, and where you’re from can all make you feel like nobody is quite like you. It’s not easy to walk into a new place where nobody knows you yet, but you will find the courage to do it anyway.
Boetema, a fifteen-year-old girl, is suddenly capable of astral projecting in her dreams, inhabiting the bodies of people on distant planets. Her brother, Inotu, gets into trouble after eavesdropping on business tycoons and their cyborg bodyguard. After Boetema accidentally gets someone hurt while possessing another girl’s body, she and Inotu must work together to solve the problems they created.
This story of a young Latina growing up in Chicago is told in a series of vignettes, or short stories, that are both heartbreaking and joyous. Widely popular among readers of many ages, The House on Mango Street is a coming-of-age classic.
September marks the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month. We honor and celebrate the diversity and the many contributions given by Hispanic communities. Please enjoy one of our books featuring and centering Hispanic voices and culture.
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