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Books del Sur curates Latin America Spanish-language literature to support dual language curriculum.
Books del Sur curates Latin America Spanish-language literature to support dual language curriculum.

Juanita. La Niña Que Contaba Estrellas

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La mágica historia de una niña de Guatemala a la que le encantaba cocinar tortitas de maíz y contar estrellas cada noche. Juanita vivía en Santa Catarina Palopó, un pueblito encantador junto a un hermoso lago, rodeado por tres enormes volcanes. Para ella era el mejor lugar del mundo donde vivía la gente más buena. Las mujeres ayudaban a sus familias tejiendohuipiles de seda, lana e hilo de algodón, mientras los hombres trabajaban la tierra. Juanita quería ser de ayuda, y por eso siempre cocinaba para su familia su plato favorito: tortitas de maíz. Por la noche, cuando el sol se marchaba para abrir paso a la luna, Juanita corría escaleras arriba hacia el ático para su rutina nocturna: contar estrellas. El cielo estaba tan despejado que casi podía tocarlo. Pero un día, la mamá de Juanita se puso muy enferma y no podía trabajar en su telar. Juanita quería ayudar pero no sabía cómo. Al parecer, el cielo la había estado escuchando todo el tiempo y tenía una gran sorpresa preparada para ella...

A magical story of a Guatemalan girl named Juanita, who loved cooking crunchy maize tortillas and counting stars every night. Juanita lived in Santa Catarina Palopó, a pretty little village next to a beautiful lake, surrounded by three huge volcanoes. She loved her pueblo and their people. Women there helped their families by weaving huipiles from silk, wool, and cotton thread while men worked the land. Juanita wanted to be of help, so she always cooked for her family her favorite meal, tortillas. At night, when the sun cleared the way for the moon to shine bright, Juanita would run onto the roof of the house for her nighttime routine: counting stars. The sky was so clear she could almost touch it. But one day, Juanita’s mom became very ill, and she couldn’t work at her loom. Juanita wanted to help but didn’t know how to. It appears the sky had been listening to her all the time and had a big surprise stored for her…

Author: Lola Walder

Illustrator: Martina Pelusa

Reading Grade Level: 1ST - 2ND, 2ND - 3RD

Type of Spanish Book: Authentic

Type of Book: Picture

Fiction or Nonfiction: Fiction

Pages:  24

Cover: Hard Cover

Year Published: 2021

Awarded the 2021 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards