Fiesta: A Celebration of Latino Festivals


Review from the publisher:

A bold and beautiful celebration of Latino festivals.

Sherry Shahan and Paula Barrágan, the award-winning team who created bilingual interpretations of colors (Spicy Hot Colors) and numbers (Cool Cats Counting), embark on another colorful romp celebrating Latino culture in this sizzling month-by-month presentation of fiestas.

Shahan introduces a Latino festival for each month of the year, including Cinco de Mayo, Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), and Inti Raymi (Festival of the Sun). The cultures of Brazil, Costa Rica, Haiti, Mexico, Peru, and the Quiché and Cuchumatán peoples of Guatemala, are all represented here. Each spread features a spirited poetic interpretation for younger readers alongside an explanation of the custom for older readers.

Ecuadoran artist Paula Barrágan's digitally enhanced cut-paper illustrations brim with color and energy, capturing the merriment and vivacity of each celebration of the Latin culture. This festive collection teaches readers the importance of caring and respect.

32 pages        978-0874838619           Ages 3-7

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