Finding the Music / En Pos de la Música

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$12.95  $12.04
Children's Book Press (CA)
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8.5 X 10.0 X 0.2 inches | 0.4 pounds

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About the Author

Jennifer Torres is a first time picture book author and freelance journalist. She grew up listening to mariachi music, and as a reporter, she met mariachi musicians who were responsible for popularizing the genre in California. Torres was inspired to write Finding the Music, for which she won Lee & Low's New Voices Award, by her own neighborhood and the tradition of neighbors coming together to support one another. She lives in Stockton, California, with her husband and their two children.

Renato Alarcão born in Rio de Janeiro, is an illustrator and a visual arts teacher. He studied illustration at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and has illustrated many children's books both in the United States and Brazil. Alarcão was inspired to become an illustrator by the amazing illustrated covers on his brother's record album collection. He lives in Niterói, Brazil, with his wife and their two sons.


"Young poets... will be inspired to write poems for future generations." -- Kirkus Reviews

"A rich addition for those who enjoy music and its influence in community and family unity." -- School Library Journal

"Text in Spanish and English weaves the thoughtful tale, as Alarcão's soft acrylic illustrations bring a full Hispanic American community to life." -- The Horn Book

Américas Award Commended Title - Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs
CCBC Choices - Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC)
Junior Library Guild Selection
New Voices Award Winner - Lee & Low Books
Tejas Star Reading List - Texas Library Association (TLA)