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

(Author) (Illustrator)

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$10.95  $10.18
Children's Book Press (CA)
Publish Date
8.1 X 10.8 X 0.2 inches | 0.35 pounds

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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.


This is a fine example of what a book with a bilingual text can and should be. -- The Horn Book Guide

Based on a true story, Xochitl's tale is well written in both languages... Angel's acrylic, colored-pencil, and photo-collage artwork is vibrant and energetic, fleshed out by the bright colors and individual faces. -- School Library Journal

Full of love for family and community, this bilingual story embodies the belief that positive action can overcome the negatives of circumstance. -- Kirkus Reviews

there is a great deal of warmth in this tale of immigrants trying to create their American dream while keeping alive their own culture. -- Bayviews

Intended for children ages eight to twelve, this book portrays the message of community in a lesson that can benefit people of all ages... It is a thoughtful story that will make readers reflect on their own contributions to their community. -- ForeWord Magazine

Side-by-side bilingual text is a particularly suitable format for this timeless immigration story. Radiant chalk illustrations present each scene tastefully. Xochitl's story is a superb read-aloud and a necessary component of school libraries that serve immigrant children. Recommended for all bookstores and library collections. -- Críticas

IPPY Award