PEQUEÑA THE BURRO luminously illustrated children’s book about the Día de la Independencia will be FREE for 5 days, September 18-22
Wonderful new book for the Kindle family of tablet devices launched September 14.
On September 16, 1810, Miguel Hidalgo, a priest born in New Spain, proclaimed Mexico’s Independence. This day, celebrated as Día de la Independencia, will forever be important in the culture and history of the Mexican Nation.
PEQUEÑA THE BURRO
Explore the uniqueness of every child's cultural inheritance.
THE IMPORTANCE OF HERITAGE
When Pequeña is feeling ordinary and inadequate because she is “only a burro", a wise friend reminds her that being a burro is a great gift. He recalls the strength, the steadfastness, and the capacity for work that were the burro’s important contributions to the building of Mexico. With a clearer vision of who she is, Pequeña transforms doubt into determination. She will inspire young readers to do the same.
PEQUEÑA THE BURRO will help promote an appreciation of diverse heritages, and emphasize the bonds that unite all people.
“The excellent enrichment material extends the story throughout the curriculum. A good choice for primary studies of Mexico or cultural heritage, as well as for the guidance curriculum.”
“I’m only a burro,” says Pequeña. “Useless as a broken toy. Common as a dishrag.” With that moment of self-doubt our shaggy little heroine begins a journey of self-discovery that will speak to any child who has ever wondered, Who am I? Where did I come from? Where am I going?
Pequeña’s wise friend Sabio tells her about the strength, the steadfastness, and the capacity for hard work that were the burro’s important contributions to the building of Mexico, and Pequeña soon gets a chance to call upon that heritage and to prove that being a burro is a great gift.
Mexico City is the setting for Jami Parkison’s inspiring story, and the heritage of that metropolis leaps from every colorful page. Award-winning illustrator Itoko Maeno presents a grand tour of Chapultepec Park – a cultural treasure from the time of the Aztec emperors – and creates a festive grand finale for Pequeña’s story at the Día de la Independencia parade in the historic heart of the capital city.
Pequeña will introduce children to the heritage of the burro and of Mexico and spark their curiosity about the “gold and silver shoes” of their own heritage.