Brusca, Maria Cristina and Tona Wilson, Three Friends: A Counting Book, Holt Publishing. Your child will learn to count in two languages while reading about the escapades of three mischievous cowboys.
(To order, call 800/488-5233)
Gonzalez, Lucia M., The Bossy Gallito, Scholastic Publishing.
This humorous Cuban folktale describes the madcap adventures of a bossy rooster who faces off with a bunch of uncooperative characters.
(To order, call 800/325-6149)
Jimenez, Juan Ramon, Platero and I, Clarion Publishing.
The Spanish classic by a Nobel Prize-winning author is a collection of short vignettes about a man, his beloved donkey, and their adventures in 1920s Spain.
(To order, call 800/225-3362)
Sertima, Ivan Van, They came before Columbus, The African presence in Ancient America, Random House, New York, 1976.
Compelling, dramatic and superbly detailed documentation of the presence and legacy of Black Africans in Ancient America.