Books of the Week

STELLA DIAZ NEVER GIVES UP by Angela Dominguez: From award-winning author Angela Dominguez, comes the novel Stella Diaz Never Gives Up, a story about a shy Mexican-American girl who becomes an environmental activist and makes a difference in her community. This is a wonderful book for children ages 8-12. It’s a real inspiration!

ALREADY A BUTTERFLY: A MEDITATION STORY by Julia Alvarez; illustrated by Raul Colon: Acclaimed author Julia Alvarez extolls the importance of mindfulness, reflection, and self-care for young children in this gratifying picture book, stunningly illustrated by award-winning artist Raúl Colón. This is such a beautiful picture book for ages 5-8.

Another great book for middle school age kids is THE TOTAL ECLIPSE OF NESTOR LOPEZ by Adrianna Cuevas: A Cuban American boy must use his secret ability to communicate with animals to save the inhabitants of his town when they are threatened by a tule vieja, a witch that transforms into animals. I had a 11 year old boy review this one for me and he said that it’s really entertaining and he really liked the main character.

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Self Disclosure: I received free samples of the above books to facilitate this post. Cover images were also provided.

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