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EDBE 2060: Latino/a/x Children’s and YA Literature for the Elementary Bilingual Classroom

Useful library information for EDBE 2060, Latino/a/x Children’s and YA Literature for the Elementary Bilingual Classroom

Required Materials

Required Materials

Required text:

En comunidad: lessons for centering the voices and experiences of bilingual Latinx students

Cisneros, E. (2020). Efrén divided. HarperCollins.

Bowles, D. (2020). Me dicen güero. Vintage Español.


Juvenile books


Alma, y como obtuvo su nombre by Juana Martinez-Neal, print 

Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story by Kevin Noble Maillard, print 

El día en que descubres quién eres by Jacqueline Woodson

They call me mix/Me llama Maestre by Lourdes Rivas, print, 

When you are brave by Pat Zietlow Miller

¡Que cosas dice mi abuela! by Ana Galán

Mango, Abuela y yo by Meg Medina 

Sulwe by Lupita Nyong'o, print

Soñadores by Yuyi Morales, print

Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry

Luca’s Bridge/el Puente de Luca by Mariana Llanos

My two blankets by Irena Kobald, print

¿De dónde eres? by Yamile Saied Méndez, print

Hear my voice/Escucha mi voz by Warren Binford

Esos zapatos by Maribeth Boelts, print

The proudest Blue by Ibtihaj Muhammad and S. K. Ali

Yo soy Muslim by Mark Gonzales, print

Black is a rainbow color by Angela Joy

Todos iguales/All equal by Christy Hale

Vitamina T for Tacos by Suzanne Garcia-Mateus

additional suggestions

Gathering the sun: an alphabet in Spanish and English by Alma Flor Ada; illustrated by Simon Silva; english translation by Rosa Zubizarreta

Amelia's road Written by Linda Jacobs Altman; illustrated by Enrique O. Sanchez

Farolitos for Abuelo by Rudolfo Anaya; illustrated by Edward Gonzales

Friends from the other side = Amigos del otro lado by Gloria Anzaldúa; pictures by Consuelo Méndez

Abuela's weave By Omar S. Castaneda; illustrated by Enrique O. Sanchez

Radio Man = Don Radio: a story in English and Spanish by Arthur Dorros; translation by Sandra Dorros

Nine days to Christmas; Illustrated by Marie Hall Ets by Marie Hall Ets and Aurora Labastida

The spirit of Tío Fernando: a Day of the Dead story Janice Levy; illustrated by Morella Fuenmayor; Spanish translation by Teresa Mlawer = El espíritu de tío Fernando: una historia del Día de los Muertos, and others

Family pictures Paintings by Carmen Lomas Garza; stories by Carmen Lomas Garza; as told to Harriet Rohmer; version in Spanish, Rosalma Zubizarreta = Cuadros de familia, and others

Los tres pequeños jabalíes by Escrito por Susan Lowell; ilustrado por Jim Harris = The three little javelinas; written by Susan Lowell; illustrated by Jim Harris

My diary from here to there by Story, Amada Irma Pérez; illustrations, Maya Christina Gonzalez = Mi diario de aquí a allá, and others

Chato's kitchen By Gary Soto; illustrated by Susan Guevara

A bicycle for Rosaura by Daniel Barbot; illustrated by Morella FuenmayorI love Saturdays y domingos By Alma Flor Ada; illustrated by Elivia Savadier

Confetti: poems for children Poems by Pat Mora; illustrated by Enrique O. Sanchez

Arroz con frijoles-- y unos amables ratones Por Pam Muñoz Ryan; ilustrado por Joe Cepeda; translated by Nuria Molinero

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