Wednesday, March 27, 2013

exploring culture in picture books

NINO WRESTLES THE WORLD by Yuyi Morales. Roaring Brook Press, 2013.

Nino battles all sorts of monsters from La Llorona to Los Hermanitas in this wonderful flight of fancy. Donning a Lucha Libre type mask provides Nino with the powers he needs to defeat monsters and even baby sisters.

TAKE ME OUT TO THE YAKYU by Aaron Meshon. Atheneum, 2013.

A young boy loves baseball no matter if it is the baseball of his American or Japanese family. Terrific way to have kids examine the things that we celebrate no matter where.

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