Don’t Say a Word, Mama: This zany, heart-warming story is chock-full of the kind of mishaps kids enjoy. The vibrant illustrations of Blanca, Rosa, Mamá and the colorful vegetable garden help to bring the story alive.

48. Cool Salsa: Bilingual Poems On Growing Up Latino in the United States: These 36 poems, divided into six sections dealing with school, the concept of home, the power of memory, difficulties faced in a new land, celebrations, and confronting the future, serve as a concise, beautifully captured snapshot of the Latino immigrant experience in the United States.