Beautifully illustrated must-reads for parents and kids.

It is not enough to simply teach children to read; we have to give them something worth reading. Something that will stretch their imaginations—something that will help them make sense of their own lives and encourage them to reach out toward people whose lives are quite different from their own. —Katherine Patterson

SEPARATE IS NEVER EQUAL SYLVIA MENDEZ AND HER FAMILY'S FIGHT FOR DESEGREGATION By Duncan Tonatiuh

Sylvia Mendez and her parents helped end school segregation in California. An American citizen of Mexican and Puerto Rican heritage who spoke and wrote perfect English, Mendez was denied enrollment to a “Whites only” school. Her parents took action by organizing the Hispanic community and filing a lawsuit in federal district court. Their success eventually brought an end to the era of segregated education in California.

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PANCHO RABBIT AND THE COYOTE A MIGRANT'S TALE By Duncan Tonatiuh

Duncan Tonatiuh brings to light the hardship and struggles faced by thousands of families who seek to make better lives for themselves and their children by illegally crossing the border.

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FUNNY BONES POSADA AND HIS DAY OF THE DEAD CALAVERAS By Duncan Tonatiuh

Duncan Tonatiuh brings to light the remarkable life and work of a man whose art is beloved by many but whose name has remained in obscurity.

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Duncan Tonatiuh

Award-winning children's book author Duncan Tonatiuh grew up with his feet firmly planted in two different worlds. Born to an American father and a Mexican mother, he was raised in a small city in central Mexico, San Miguel de Allende, but left as an older teen to finish high school and attend college in the U.S. Recognizing the freedom that comes with having two passports, Tonatiuh has used his experiences to create children's books known for their unique and beautiful illlustrations as well as for their serious subject matter - including desegregation in schools or the dangerous journeys of undocumented immigrants.

Source: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/duncan-tonatiuh-wants-latino-children-see-themselves-books-n136901

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Calavera Chaplet: Dia De Los Muertos Inspired

Designed to inspire and delight the heart each piece is handcrafted with pride of workmanship. Beautiful to look at as well as a great addition for one's daily prayer.

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