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Bilingual Booklist - Lectura Recomendada

Grades K-4

  • Adios! Hola! (Good-Bye!, Hello!) by Barbara Shook Hazen, illustrated by Michael Bryant. Translation by Alma Flor Ada. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 1995.
  • Amigos del Otro Lado/Friends From the Other Side by Gloria Anzaldua, illustrated by Consuelo Mendez. Children's Book Press, 1993.
  • Amelia's Road by Linda Jacobs Altman, illustrated by Enrique Sanchez. Lee and Low Books, 1993.
  • Barrio: El Barrio de José/Barrio: José's Neighborhood by George Ancona. Harcourt Brace, 1988.
  • A Birthday Basket for Tia by Pat Mora, illustrated by Cecily Lang. Macmillan Publishing Co., 1992.
  • Carlos y la Milpa de Maiz/Carlos and the Cornfield by Jan Romero Stevens, illustrated by Jeanne Arnold. Scott Foresman, 1995.
  • Con Mi Hermano/With My Brother by Eileen Roe. Aladdin Paperbacks, 1994.
  • Cuadros de Familia/Family Pictures by Carmen Lomas Garza. Children's Book Press, 1990.
  • El Cucuy! As told by Joe Hayes, ilustrated by Honorio Robledo, Cinco Puntos Press, 2002.
  • El Desierto es Mi Madre/The Desert is My Mother by Pat Mora, illustrated by Daniel Lechon. Arte Publico Press, 1994.
  • El Gallo de Bodas/The Bossy Gallito by Lucia M. Gonzalez. Scholastic Trade, 1999.
  • El Regalo de Navidad - The Christmas Gift by Francisco Jimenez, illustrated by Claire Cotts. Houghton Mifflin Co., 2000.
  • En Mi Familia/ In My Family by Carmen Lomas Garza. Children's Book Press, 1996.
  • Estrellita de Oro/Little Gold Star by Joe Hayes, illustrated by Gloria Osuna Perez and Lucia Angela Perez, Cinco Puntos Press, 2001.
  • Hello Amigos! by Tricia Brown, photographs by Fran Ortiz. Henry Holt Co., 1986.
  • Iguanas en La Nieve: Y Otros Peomas de Invierno/ Iguanas in the Snow and Other Winter Poems by Francisco X. Alarcon, illustrated by Maya Christina Gonzales. Children's Book Press, 2001. (Also by Francisco X. Alarcon: Jitomates Risuenos Y Otros Poemas de Primavera - Laughing Tomatoes and other Spring Poems; Del Ombligo de a Luna Y Otros Poemas de Verano - From the Bellybutton of the Moon and Other Summer Poems.)
  • La Abuelita Fina y sus Sombrillas Maravillosas/ Grandma Fina and Her Wonderful Umbrellas by Benjamin Alire Saenz, illustrated by Geronimo Garcia, Cinco Puntos Press, 1999.
  • La Boda de la Ratoncita: Una Leyenda Maya (The Mouse Bridge: A Mayan Legend) by Judith Dupre, illustrated by Fabricio Vanden Broeck. Translation by Carlos Ruvalcaba. Santillana Publishing, 1995.
  • La Cancion del Geco (The Gecko's Song) by David Kraatz, illustrated by Mauricio Luengas. Santillana Publishing, 1995.
  • La Mariposa (The Butterfly) by Francisco Jiménez, illustrated by Simon Silva. Houghton Mifflin Co., 1998.
  • La Tortillería/The Tortilla Factory by Gary Paulsen, paintings by Ruth Wright Paulsen. Harcourt Brace, 1995.
  • Los Ninos Alfabeticos (Children and the Alphabet) by Lourdes Ayala and Margarita Isona-Rodriguez, illustrated by Kathryn Shoemaker. Charlesbridge Publishing, 1995.
  • Los Perros Magicos de Los Volcanes/Magic Dogs of the Volcano by Manlio Argueta, illustrated by Elly Simmons. English translation by Stacey Ross. Children's Book Press, 1990.
  • Margaret and Margarita/ Margarita y Margaret by Lynn Reiser. Mulberry Books, 1996.
  • Mi Propio Cuartito/My Very Own Room by Amada Irma Pérez, illustrated by Maya Christina Gonzalez. Children's Book Press, 2000.
  • Paco y la Bruja: Cuenta Popular Puertorriqueno (Paco and the Witch: A Puerto Rican Folktale) by Felix Pitre, illustrated by Christy Hale. Translation by Osvaldo Blanco. Lodestar Books, 1995.
  • Pelitos/Hairs by Sandra Cisneros, illustrated by Terry Ybáñez. Translation by Liliana Valenzuela. Dragonfly, 1997.
  • Qué Montón de Tamales! /Too Many Tamales by Gary Soto, illustrado por Ed Martinez. Traducido por Alma Flor Ada y F. Isabel Campoy. Paperstar, 1996. Translation by Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy. Paperstar, 1996.
  • Prietita y la Llorona / Prietita and the Ghost Woman by Gloria Anzaldúa, illustrated by Christina González. Children's Book Press, 1996.
  • Tomás y la Señora de la Biblioteca/Tomás and the Library Lady by Pat Mora. Knopf, 1997.
  • Ventanas Mágicas / Magic Windows by Carmen Lomas Garza. Children's Book Press, 1999.

Grades 5-8

  • A Carcajadas Yo Vuelo/Laughing Out Loud I Fly: Poems in English and Spanish by Juan Felipe Herrera, illustrated by Karen Barbour. HarperCollins, 1998.
  • Alicia Alonso: First Lady of the Ballet by Sandra Martin Arnold. Walker and Company, 1993.
  • Béisbol en Abril y Otros Historias by Gary Soto, traducción de Tedi López Mills. Fondo de Cultura Económica, 1993./(Baseball in April and Other Stories by Gary Soto. Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1990.)
  • Béisbol en los Barrios by Henry Horenstein. Harcourt Brace, 1997.
  • Béisbol! Pioneros y Leyendas del Béisbol Latino/Béisbol! Latino Baseball Pioneers and Legends by Jonah Winter. Lee & Low, 2002.
  • Call Me Consuelo by Ofelia Dumas Lachtman. Arte Publico Press, 1997.
  • The Composition by Antonio Skármeta, illustrated by Alfonso Ruano. Groundwood, 2000.
  • Fitting In by Anilú Bernardo. Pinata Books, 1996.
  • Felita by Nicholasa Mohr. Dial Press, 1979.
  • Going Home by Nicholasa Mohr. Dial Books for Young Readers, 1986.
  • Hermanas/ Sisters by Gary Paulsen. Gulliver Books, 1994.
  • Local News by Gary Soto. Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1993.
  • Mi Hija, Mi Hijo, El Aguila, La Paloma: Un Canto Azteca/My Daughter, My Son, The Eagle, The Dove: An Aztec Chant by Ana Castillo, illustrated by S. Guevara. Dutton, 2000.
  • Momentos Mágicos/Magic Moments by Olga Loya. Translation by Carmen Lizardi-Rivera. August House Publishing, 1997.
  • Platero y Yo/Platero and I by Juan Ramon Jimenez, illustrated by Antonio Frasconi. Selected, translated and adapted from the Spanish by Myra Cohn Livingston and Joseph F. Dominguez. Clarion Books, 1994.
  • The Secret of Two Brothers Irene Beltrán Hernández. Arte Público Press, 1995.

Grades 9 and Up

  • Bailando en Silencio: Escenas de una Niñez Puertorrigueña/Silent Dancing: A Partial Remembrance of a Puerto Rican Childhood by Judith Ortiz Cofer. Translated by Elena Olazagasti-Segovia. Pinata Books, 1991.
  • BendÍceme, Última by Rudolfo Anaya. Translated by Alicia Smithers. Warner Books, 1994./(Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya. Prentice Hall, 1995.)
  • Cajas de Carton by Francisco Jimenez. Houghton Mifflin College, 2000./(The Circuit: Stories from the Life of a Migrant Child by Francisco Jimenez. Houghton Mifflin Company, 1999.)
  • Cien Años de Soledad by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez. Diana, 1994/(One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez. Translated by Gregory Rabassa. Harper Perennial, 1998.)
  • Cómo Agua Para Chocolate/Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel. Anchor Books, 2001.
  • Cruzando el Pacifico by Gary Soto, ilustraciones de Felipe Ugalde, traducción de Carmen Corona del Conde. Fondo de Cultura Económica, 1997/(Pacific Crossing by Gary Soto. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1992.)
  • Cuando era Puertorriquena (When I Was Puerto Rican) by Esmerelda Santiago. Vintage Books, 1994.
  • El Año Que Viene Estamos en Cuba (Next Year in Cuba) by Gustavo Pérez Firmat. Arte Público Press, 1997.
  • El Loro en el Horno: Mi Vida by Víctor Martínez. Noguer y Caralt, 1996/(Parrot in the Oven: My Life by Victor Martinez. HarperTrophy, reprint, 1998.)
  • Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan. Scholastic, 2000.
  • The Forty-Third War by Louise Moeri. Houghton Mifflin Company, 1989.
  • Journey of the Sparrows by Fran Leeper Buss with the assistance of Daisy Cubias. Lodestar Books, 1991.
  • La Casa en Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros, traducido por Elena Poniatowska. Vintage Español, 1994/(The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros. Vintage Books, 1989.)
  • Las Hermanas Aguero/The Aguero Sisters by Cristina Garcia. Vintage Books, 1997.
  • La Llaman América/América is Her Name by Luis J. Rodriguez, illustrated by Carlos Vázquez, Curbstone Press, 1999.
  • Lluvia de Oro/Rain of Gold by Victor Villaseñor. Arte Público Press, 1992.
  • Tomando Partido by Gary Soto, ilustraciones de Felipe ugalde. Traducción de Angel Llorente. Fondo de Cultura Económica, 1996/(Taking Sides by Gary Soto. Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1991.)
  • Y No se lo Tragó la Tierra /And the Earth Did Not Devour Him by Tomás Rivera. Translated by Evangelina Vigil-Peron. Arte Público Press, 1995.


 


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