Colorful illustrations with Jeanette Marin

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Harlem

Written by Walter Dean Myers; published in the United States; written in English. Read book »

Harlem is about what it is like to live in the city. It talks about the wonderful things – like listening to music and playing baseball or basketball. The illustrations are also very beautiful.


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The quiltmaker's gift

Written by Jeff Brumbeau; published in the United States; written in English. Read book »

I loved the story of the king who found happiness by learning to be generous. He gives away all of his precious possessions and becomes poor. I like the part that says the king was good at being greedy but not so good at being mean, so he makes his soldiers save the old woman in the middle of the night wearing their pajamas. The illustrations are original – there is so much to look at on every page.


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A movie in my pillow

Written by Jorge Argueta; published in the United States; written in English and Spanish. Read book »

This book of poems tells the story of a child who comes to the United States from El Salvador. The author talks about why he likes his new home and what he misses about El Salvador. It also tells about the war in El Salvador. The illustrations are full of color and imagination.