Land of the Cranes by Aida Salazar

Synopsis "Nine-year-old Betita knows she is a crane. Papi has told her the story, even before her family fled to Los Angeles to seek refuge from cartel wars in Mexico. The Aztecs came from a place called Aztlan, what is now the Southwest US, called the land of the cranes. They left Aztlan to establish … Continue reading Land of the Cranes by Aida Salazar

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

Synopsis "Jacqueline Woodson, one of today's finest writers, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse.┬áRaised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with … Continue reading Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson