Roll up your sleeves, wash your hands, and join these kids as they prepare recipes from all over the world.
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Come and Eat!
We all eat to live, but not everyone goes about eating a meal the same way. When, how, what, where, and why we eat differ from family to family, culture to culture, and country to country.
It’s singing, it’s dancing, it’s guitar playing! It’s an exciting, expressive art form that has evolved over hundreds of years.
Capoeira: Dance, Game, Martial Art
It’s a game! It’s a dance! It’s a martial art! It’s a way of expressing yourself through acrobatic movements and pounding, rhythmic music!
Photographs of the author/photographer invite the reader to visit the author at his home and studio in Santa Fe, New Mexico. There he describes the process of writing and putting together the photographs for a children’s book.
SOMOS LATINOS: Mis Bailes / My Dances
There is a saying that Latinos are born dancing. Cuauhtémoc dances with an Aztec dancing group. Little Evelyn dances the jarana from Yucatan. Shanty and Junior dance the Peruvian marinera. Kane and his whole family dance Mexican Folk dances.
SOMOS LATINOS: Mis Comidas / My Foods
Alejandro’s parents came from Venezuela. He helps his mother shop for the special ingredients that are turned into the special meals from the home country. His friends from El Salvador and Mexico have theirs. The book is filled with tacos, sancocho, arepas, and many other goodies.
SOMOS LATINOS: Mis Juegos / My Games
Two children, Belinda from Mexico and Federico from Argentina play with their friends at home, at school, in the streets, in gyms and on teams. Some games are from the countries they came from.
SOMOS LATINOS: Mis Música / My Music
Three children follow their heritages through the music they play. Janira dances and her brother plays flamenco, Jovita sings and plays with a mariachi band, and Juan Julian follows in the footsteps of his father and older brother playing percussion with Salsa.
SOMOS LATINOS: Mis Quehacers / My Chores
Jasmine, whose family came from Honduras and Andrés , whose family came from Uruguay show us what chores they are expected to do at home and at school.
SOMOS LATINOS: Mis Fiestas / My Celebrations
There are many holidays in Latin America and each country has their own way of celebrating them. Jose’s parents came from Puerto Rico and they celebrate Three Kings Day. Valeria takes part in Bolivia’s Carnival. Cristobal from Ecuador celebrates the Day of the Dead. Zofía’s family were early Spanish settlers in the Southwest and they celebrate Las Posadas.
SOMOS LATINOS: Mis Familia / My Family
Camila’s grandparents left Cuba for the United States by way of Venezuela. Today the entire family, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins live in Miami. And when they are together they laugh, eat, hug, kiss, and play music together.