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“This lovely picture book will inspire kids (and adults) to take a moment to listen to the world around them. It will also inject a sense of pride in their neighborhood and surroundings. The familiar ‘Look to the helpers’ is accompanied by ‘look to your neighbor’ in this stirring picture book”
-School Library Journal

Mi Ciudad Sings

Written by Cynthia Harmony
Illustrated by Teresa Martinez
Published by Penguin Young Readers Group

After experiencing a devastating earthquake, the spirit of a charming and vibrant Mexican neighborhood might be shaken, but it cannot be broken.

As a little girl and her dog embark on their daily walk through the city, they skip and spin to the familiar sounds of revving cars, clanking bikes, friendly barks, and whistling camote carts. But what they aren’t expecting to hear is the terrifying sound of a rumbling earthquake…and then…silence.
 
With captivating text and lively, beautiful illustrations, this heartwarming story leaves readers with the message that they can choose to be strong and brave even when they are scared, and can still find joy and hope in the midst of sadness.

Primary ISBN: 9780593226841
Available As: Hardcover, Audiobook, eBook
Picture Book, Age 5 or older

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Setting: Mexico (Mexico City)

Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: In Home Country

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

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