5. A Carcajadas Yo Vuelo/Laughing Out Loud I Fly: Poems in English and Spanish by Juan Felipe Herrera, illustrated by Karen Barbour. HarperCollins, 1998.
Juan Felipe Herrera is a leading contemporary Chicano poet. He writes in English and Spanish about growing up as a bicultural and bilingual. Something that will resonate with both Latino parents and children.
6. Momentos Mágicos/Magic Moments by Olga Loya. Translation by Carmen Lizardi-Rivera. August House Publishing, 1997.
Olga Loyola exquisitely explains to children the Latin American culture of magical moments that include tales of the supernatural. These are sixteen stories that will delight middle graders.