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Xochitl and the Flowers / Xóchitl, La Niña de Las Flores (Paperback)

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By Jorge Argueta, Carl Angel (Illustrator)
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IPPY Award, Independent Publisher Book Award (IPPY)

Bilingual English/Spanish. Miles away from their home in El Salvador, Xochitl (SOH-cheel) and her family make a new home in the United States, but nothing is the same.

Miles away from their home in El Salvador, Xochitl (SOH-cheel) and her family make a new home in the United States, but nothing is the same. Xochitl mourns a lovely garden and her family's small flower business, all left behind. Selling flowers on the street soon provides more than income for the Flores family: they begin to make friends with local storeowners and neighbors. But it is not until the family decides to start a nursery in its backyard that Xochitl begins to learn the true value of community in their adopted country. Basing his narrative on real-life events, prize-winning poet Jorge Argueta has crafted a tender, poetic, and moving story about a family's determination to set down roots and about their child's blooming among friends and neighbors. Artist Carl Angel's authentic and brilliant artwork splendidly documents this quintessentially American immigration story.

About the Author


Jorge Argueta is a prize-winning poet and teacher. Born in El Salvador, he came to San Francisco in 1980. The prolific author of several award-winning books, he is active in the cultural life of the city, teaches poetry in the public schools, and also works with humanitarian organizations to assist families and children in El Salvador. Carl Angel is an artist, illustrator, and graphic designer whose work has been exhibited throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and Hawai'i. A Filipino American who grew up in Honolulu, Carl lives in San Leandro, California. He is the illustrator of several books, including Willie Wins, Lakas and the Manilatown Fish, and Lakas and the Makibaka Hotel.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780892392247
ISBN-10: 089239224X
Publisher: Children's Book Press (CA)
Publication Date: March 1st, 2008
Pages: 32
Language: Spanish

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