Newsflash from Author Mary Esparza-Vela

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Mary Esparza-VelaSince my Guest Author article HERE I have now become a BILINGUAL AUTHOR.

Why?

While reading to children at elementary schools, I found that the books available were for and about non-Hispanic children.

I decided to read my bilingual picture books to the children and the response was amazing. Hispanic children actually sat up and listened, and I saw excitement in their faces.

I now have a large number of bilingual picture books, and they are winning awards.

The books deal with bullying, acceptance, fears, change, proper eating, patience, disabilities, teasing, cleanliness, pets, grandparents, etc.

Here is a list:

Animal Stories/Cuentos de Animales

EN : ES as

The Spoiled Chick/El Pollito Extrañoan award-winner)

EN : ES tso

The Smiling Burro/El Burro Sonriente

EN tsb     ES tsb

You Can’t Take the Dinosaur Home/No Puedes Llevarte el Dinosaurio a Casawon four awards

EN ycttdh     ES ycttdh

The Ant Who Can’t/La Hormiga que…

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