Ada, Alma Flor. The Lizard and the Sun. New York: Dell Picture Yearling, 1997. Folktale in a bilingual edition; used in lessons 14 and 17.
Baquedana, Elizabeth. Aztec, Inca and Maya. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993. Excellent graphics and background; lessons 7 and 16.
Brill, Marlene Targ and Harry R. Targ. Guatemala. Chicago: Childrens Press, 1993. Excellent, readable background; use for lessons 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, and 16!
Burr, Claudia, Krystyna Libura and Maria Cristina Urrutia. Broken Shields. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 1997. Central to lesson 10.
Chapman, Gillian. The Aztecs. Des Plaines, Illinois: Heinemann Interactive Library, 1997. Craft ideas; use with care for lessons 7 and 8.
Chrisp, Peter. Look into the Past: The Maya. New York: Thomson Learning, l994. Excellent background; good for lesson 16.
Defrates, Joanna. What Do We Know About the Aztecs? New York: Peter Bedrick, 1992. Excellent background; good for lesson 16.
Fisher, Leonard Everett. Pyramid of the Sun, Pyramid of the Moon. New York: Macmillan, 1988. Excellent history; central to lesson 9.
Galvin, Irene. The Ancient Maya. New York: Cavendish, 1997. Excellent general reference for unit and for many lessons; a must.
George, Jean Craighead. Shark Beneath the Reef. New York: Harper Trophy, 1989. Excellent Young Adult fiction; for extra credit.
Gerson, Mary-Joan and Carla Golembe, illus. People of Corn: A Mayan Story. New York: Little, Brown, 1995. Central to lesson 15.
Greene, Jacqueline D. The Maya. New York: A Franklin Watts First Book, 1992. Readable, full of information. Use for lesson 16.
"Guatemala!" Faces, 13, no. 7 (March 1997), 1-41. Excellent for lesson 16.
Hamilton, Virginia. In the Beginning: Creation Stories from Around the World. New York: Harcunt Brace Jovanovich, 1988. Lesson 19.
Jenness, Aylette and Lisa W. Kroeber. A Life of Their Own: An Indian Family in Latin America. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1975.
Excellent study with photos, projects; use in lessons 13 and 14.
Lattimore, Deborah Nourse. The Flame of Peace: A Tale of the Aztecs. New York: Harper Trophy, 1987. Lessons 5, 6, 7, and 19.
MacDonald, Fiona. Aztecs. Hauppauge, New York: Barron's Educational Series, 1992. Excellent, readable background. Use for 13 and 16.
McKissack, Patricia C. The Maya. Chicago: Childrens Press, 1985. Good source for photographs but the easy-to-read text is condescending.
Paulsen, Gary and Ruth Wright Paulsen, illus. The Tortilla Factory. New York: Harcourt Brace and Co., 1995. Evocative, spare, strong, available in English and Spanish; a classic. Central to lesson 15.
Rhoads, Dorothy and Jean Charlot, illus.. The Corn Grows Ripe. New York: Puffin Newbery, 1993. Young Adult fiction: text and drawings are excellent for reference. Use for lessons 13 and 14.
Shalant, Phyllis. Look What We've Brought You From Mexico. New York: Julian Messner, 1992. Crafts, background; useful for lessons 16, 17.
Sola, Michele and Jeffrey Jay Foxx, illus. Angela Weaves a Dream: the Story of a Young Maya Artist. New York: Hyperion, 1997. Lesson 12.
Steele, Philip. The Aztec News. Cambridge: Candlewick Press, 1997.
Interesting and excellent source for lessons 13 and 16.
"The Ancient Maya," Calliope, 9, no. 6 (February, 1999),1-50. Lessons 14,16.
Turner, Wilson G. Maya Designs. New York: Dover, 1980. A coloring book!
Wood, Tim. The Aztecs. New York: Viking, 1992. Excellent for 9, 13. 16.