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The little girl loves visiting her grandfather in Cuba and singing his special songs to sell all kinds of fruit…

Un pregon de frutas

Written by Margarita Engle
Illustrated by Sara Palacios
Published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers

Cuando visitamos a abuelo, lo ayudo a vender frutas,
pregonando los nombres de cada una
mientras caminamos: nuestros pasos repican como tambores,
nuestras manos, cual maracas, que suenan
agitan los brillantes colores de las frutas…

Vivo lejos de abuelo,
pero podemos cantar rimas
de ida y vuelta entre nuestros dos países,
nuestros versos en papel vuelan como aves cantoras,
cada sílaba un abrazo
hecho de palabras.

The little girl loves visiting her grandfather in Cuba and singing his special songs to sell all kinds of fruit: mango, limón, naranja, piña, and more! Even when they’re apart, grandfather and granddaughter can share rhymes between their countries like un abrazo—a hug—made of words carried on letters that soar across the distance like songbirds.

Primary ISBN: 9781534462182

Available As: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook
Picture Book, Age 04 or older

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Setting: Cuba

Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: 2nd Generation

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

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