Children’s Titles

Titles from KPL’s Children’s Collection that tie in with Into the Beautiful North.

Dancing home by Alma AdaDancing home
Ada, Alma
2011
Based on the poem A Margarita by Rubén Darío, which is included in the original Spanish and in an English translation by Rosalma Zubizarreta. When Margie's cousin Lupe comes from Mexico to live in California with Margie's family, Lupe must adapt to America, while Margie, who thought it would be fun to have her cousin there, finds that she's embarrassed by her in school and jealous of her at home.
Becoming Naomi León  by Pam RyanBecoming Naomi León
Ryan, Pam
2004
When Naomi's absent mother resurfaces to claim her, Naomi runs away to Mexico with her great-grandmother and younger brother in search of her father.
Border Crossing : a novel  by Maria CruzBorder Crossing : a novel
Cruz, Maria
2003
Eleven-year-old Cesi knows all about her mother's Cherokee and Irish family but little about her father's Mexican heritage, and when she finds no answers at home in California, she sets out on alone for Tijuana.
From North to South  by René LaínezFrom North to South
Laínez, René
2010
When his mother is sent back to Mexico for not having the proper immigration papers, José and his father travel from San Diego, California, to visit her in Tijuana.
Armando and the Blue Tarp School  by Edith FineArmando and the Blue Tarp School
Fine, Edith
2007
Armando and his father are trash-pickers in Tijuana, Mexico, but when Señor David brings his "school"--a blue tarp set down near the garbage dump--to their neighborhood, Armando's father decides that he must attend classes and learn. Based on a true story.
Dear Primo : a letter to my cousin  by Duncan TonatiuhDear Primo : a letter to my cousin
Tonatiuh, Duncan
2010
Two cousins, one in Mexico and one in New York City, write to each other and learn that even though their daily lives differ, at heart the boys are very similar.
Chavela and the Magic Bubble  by Monica BrownChavela and the Magic Bubble
Brown, Monica
2010
When Chavela blows a bubble with a strange new gum, she floats away to Mexico, where her great-grandfather once worked harvesting the tree sap that makes gum chewy.
My diary from here to there  by Amada PérezMy diary from here to there
Pérez, Amada
2002
A young girl describes her feelings when her father decides to leave their home in Mexico to look for work in the United States.
The girl from Chimel by Rigoberta MenchúThe girl from Chimel
Menchú, Rigoberta
2005
Biography of a brave woman from Guatemala who is an author and a human rights activist.
Mexico: the Land by Bobbie  KalmanMexico: the Land
Kalman, Bobbie
2009
Mexico is dry deserts and lush rain forests. It is also rolling hills and broad plains. Mexico is full of contrasts: factories and farms, huge cities and small towns, populated areas, and untouched wilderness. Mexico is a land of variety.
Mexico: the People by Bobbie  KalmanMexico: the People
Kalman, Bobbie
2009
Introduces Mexico's culture and social life.
Mexico: the Culture by Bobbie  KalmanMexico: the Culture
Kalman, Bobbie
2009
An introduction the social life and customs of Mexico.
Mexico in colors by  Mexico in colors
2009
Simple text and striking photographs present Mexico, its culture, and its geography.