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“An alphabet book with exceptional illustrations and excellent poetry that gives voice to the experience of Hispanic agricultural workers.” –School Library Journal

Gathering the Sun: An Alphabet in Spanish and English

Written by Alma Flor Ada
Illustrated by Simon Silva
Published by HarperCollins Espanol

In simple words and sun-drenched paintings, Alma Flor Ada and Simon Silva take us into the fields and orchards, and into the lives of the people who work them. Simple poems in Spanish and English, one for each letter of the Spanish alphabet, describe the wonder of the vegetable and fruit farms. Together, the poems and the rich illustrations celebrate the glory of nature and the hearts of all who dedicate their lives to working the land.

Primary ISBN: 9780688139032
Available As: Hardcover, Paperback
Picture Book, Age 04 or older

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Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Immigrant

Book Creator(s) Connection to the Community Represented: Own Voices/Lived Experience

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