Each week we will highlight books from our Hispanic Booklist.
Especially for Pre-School – 2nd Grade
A tale about a farm maiden who is aided by a group of animals, prepares “Arroz con Leche,” or rice pudding. The book also includes the recipe and a glossary of the Spanish words that are woven throughout the text.
Especially for Children 3rd – 8th grade
Cooking poems about rice pudding, which provide family fun in the kitchen.Each week we will highlight books from our Hispanic Heritage Booklist. Come back next week for more books to check out.
Just for Teens
The road from childhood to the life of a young adult is a rollercoaster of ups and downs. Soto presents thirteen short stories all featuring 13-years-olds dealing with a range of thought provoking dilemmas.
Adult – Fiction
Medina, Cuban by birth but raised in New York City from the age of twelve, is a prolific author and poet. Cubop City is a love story to both Cuba and Nueva York. The Cuban-American experience is chronicled through the tales told by The Storyteller, a nearly blind young man who must care for his dying parents. The most vital elements of their care are the stories of love, death, exile and accomplishment by the residents of Cubop City that The Storyteller daily narrates. The city (New York) emerges in all its grit and glory.
Adult – Non-fiction
What a joy this cookbook is to this southern gal! But, one doesn’t need to be southern or Latino to appreciate the mouth-watering dishes that Gutierrez presents in this lovely volume. Lively treats such as fried okra with chipotle-lime mayonnaise, collard green tamales with pimento sauce, and grits and pino casserole are clearly detailed. The author writes with the familiarity of having prepared, served, and shared the Latin-Southern American dishes featured in this charming cookbook many times. Helpful notes and tips are included along with a smattering of colorful photographs.