By Michael W. Waters, Illustrated by Nicole Tadgell (Flyaway Books – 2021 )
Liberty and her friend Abdullah, with their families and a diverse group of passengers head off to their first stop: Jackson, Mississippi, and then their trip is following to several places. Inspired by an actual journey, this book introduces Liberty to places, people, and stories that transformed history, reminding her and her co-travelers to be courageous as they work together to make the country better for all. >>>On the last pages, found the author’s note and more details of historical places visited in this book.
By P. J. Bracegirdle, Illustrated by Poly Bernatene ( Dial Books for Young Readers – 2012 )
It’s the Day of the Dead (a holiday celebrated in Mexico)! Angelito never met a real Living person before, and his sister tells him the Living have big red tongues and bulging eyes, and if we touch one, we feel all hot and squishy. That sound scared Angelito. Lucky for him, a holiday festa is the perfect place to make a new friend. But when Angelito’s new buddy isn’t quite what he expected, it’ll take the traditions of the day of the dead to reunite the two boys in time for some holiday fun.＞＞＞Details of ‘the Day of the Dead’ found on the last page.
By Michael Genhart, Illustrated by Loris Lora ( Cameron Kids – 2021 )
Every year on Christmas Eve, Rosie and her mama, tia, sister and cousins all gather together in Abuela’s kitchen to make tamales and to tell stories. Immersed in Abuela’s rich memories, Rosie learns not only how to make a delicious tamale, but how to make a delicious LIFE, one filled with love, lots of spice, and family. >>>Author’s and Illustrator’s notes are on the last pages.