The winners will be announced on May 17, 2021

To celebrate Children's Book Week, we are having special Giveaways!

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Zakiyyah Evans Interview & The Crying Girl Who Found Her Power Giveaway

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Get to know Author Zakiyyah Evans and what Inspired her to write The Crying Girl Who Found Her Power.

About The Crying Girl Who Found Her Power

As hard as she tries, Nora can’t seem to self-calm when overwhelmed with emotions and no one in her family seems to understand why. In this witty story, Nora learns calming techniques and discovers alternative ways to behave when frustrated.

 

This cheerful book evokes joy and healthy dialogue to help children think about how they behave differently when they’re frustrated, learn their triggers, and come up with solutions.

To read Interview and to see Winner

Super Readers Book Giveaway

To Enter Giveaway:

  1. *Fill out the Book Prize Giveaway Form of your choice.  You must enter your First and Last Name and Email Address

  2. You can Enter Giveaway only one time from May 3-16 (Extended)

  3. One winner will be chosen for each Book Prize on May 17, 2021

 

*You can enter All four Book Prizes but will be awarded only one Book Prize if selected

**If you recently won a Giveaway, please wait three months to enter another Giveaway

This giveaway is only for US Residents

Adults 18 years or older are eligible to enter Giveaway

Carline Dumerlin-Folkes

Book Prize #1

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Cinco De Mouse-O! (Adventures of Mouse)  by Judy Cox Illustrator Jeffrey Ebbeler Ages 4-8

 

Yum! Yum! A delicious smell wakes up Mouse on the fifth of May!

 

He follows his nose down the street to a Cinco de Mayo festival. High up in a tree he spies a piñata magnifica. If only Mouse could get just one piece of candy from it. But look out! Cat is on the prowl. He is planning a fiesta of his own, and Mouse is on the menu.

 

Sprinkled with a few words in Spanish, this Cinco de Mayo adventure is a great read-alound for pre-school and kindergartners interested in other cultures or in sharing their own. The art is appealing and kid-friendly and filled with energy.

 

Frida Kahlo and the Bravest Girl in the World by Laurence Anholt

Ages 6-9

 

When a little girl named Mariana is sent to have her portrait painted by Frida, she is scared. "Well, that's okay," Frida tells her. "Everyone feels scared sometimes. Now take my hand and let's go inside." Soon, Mariana meets all of Frida's pets, from a handsome parrot and funny spider monkey to a little dog, baby deer, and beautiful eagle. Frida's home is full of wonders, and her studio is brimming with strange but beautiful paintings. As Mariana sits for her portrait, she learns all about Frida's life, and begins to think of her as the bravest woman in the world. Frida thinks Mariana is very special too--and she's got a wonderful surprise in store for her! Once again, Laurence Anholt inspires children with this much-loved art history series, which has sold more than one million copies around the world.

Book Prize #2 

Esperanza Rising and Esperanza Renace (Spanish Edition) by Pam Munoz Ryan Translator Nuria Molinero Ages 8-14

 

Esperanza thought she'd always live a privileged life on her family's ranch in Mexico. She'd always have fancy dresses, a beautiful home filled with servants, and Mama, Papa, and Abuelita to care for her. But a sudden tragedy forces Esperanza and Mama to flee to California and settle in a Mexican farm labor camp. Esperanza isn't ready for the hard work, financial struggles brought on by the Great Depression, or lack of acceptance she now faces. When Mama gets sick and a strike for better working conditions threatens to uproot their new life, Esperanza must find a way to rise above her difficult circumstances-because Mama's life, and her own, depend on it.

 

Esperanza Ortega tiene todos los tesoros que una chica pueda desear: hermosos vestidos, una linda casa llena de sirvientes en México, y la promesa de que un día llegará a presidir el Rancho como su mamá. Pero una tragedia inesperada destruye ese sueño, obligando a Esperanza y a su madre a escapar a California dónde tendrán que trabajar en una finca junto a otros mexicanos. Allí tendrá que olvidar su pasado y enfrentarse a las nuevas realidades de su vida: trabajo duro, aceptación y dificultades económicas. Esperanza descubrirá que la verdadera riqueza está en la familia y la comunidad.

Book Prize #3 

The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros and La Casa on Mango Street (Spanish Edition) Translator Elena Poniatowska Ages 14-`17

 

Told in a series of vignettes – sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous – it is the story of a young Latina girl growing up in Chicago, inventing for herself who and what she will become. Few other books in our time have touched so many readers.

 

Contado a través de una serie de viñetas —a veces desgarradoras, a veces profundamente alegres— es el relato de una niña latina que crece en un barrio de Chicago, inventando por sí misma en qué y en quién se convertirá. Pocos libros de nuestra era han conmovido a tantos lectores.

Book Prize #4

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I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter  and

Yo No Soy Tu Perfecta Hiya Mexicana (Spanish Edition) by Erika L. Sánchez Ages 14-17

 

Perfect Mexican daughters do not go away to college. And they do not move out of their parents’ house after high school graduation. Perfect Mexican daughters never abandon their family.

 

But Julia is not your perfect Mexican daughter. That was Olga’s role.

 

Then a tragic accident on the busiest street in Chicago leaves Olga dead and Julia left behind to reassemble the shattered pieces of her family. And no one seems to acknowledge that Julia is broken, too. Instead, her mother seems to channel her grief into pointing out every possible way Julia has failed.

 

But it’s not long before Julia discovers that Olga might not have been as perfect as everyone thought. With the help of her best friend, Lorena, and her first love (first everything), Connor, Julia is determined to find out. Was Olga really what she seemed? Or was there more to her sister’s story? And either way, how can Julia even attempt to live up to a seemingly impossible ideal?...

 

Julia no es la hija mexicana perfecta. Ese era el rol de su hermana Olga. Olga no fue a la universidad, se quedó en casa para cuidar a sus padres, limpiar la casa y trabajar a medio tiempo. Julia tiene grandes sueños y no quiere formar parte del camino de su hermana mayor. Pero un solo error, que ocurre mientras enviaba un mensaje de texto al mismo tiempo que cruzaba la calle más concurrida de Chicago, resulta en la muerte de Olga, dejando atrás a Julia para ocuparse de las secuelas.

 

Sus padres, quienes inmigraron ilegalmente a Chicago desde México en busca de una vida mejor, están inconsolables. La madre de Julia parece canalizar su dolor para señalar de todas las maneras posibles que Julia no es la hija mexicana perfecta que Olga era. Pero Julia pronto descubre que Olga puede haber tenido secretos, también. Con la ayuda de su mejor amiga Lorena, Julia está decidida a descubrirlo. ¿Era Olga realmente lo que parecía? ¿O había algo más en la historia de su hermana? Y de cualquier manera, ¿cómo puede Julia incluso intentar vivir a la altura de un ideal aparentemente imposible?

Past Giveaways

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Carline DF Interview & Kiss the Sky Giveaway
Kiss the Sky Winner
May 18 2020 Through May 28 2020
Happy Birthday, zora Neale Hurston
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Winner: Aleshia and Naveah
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May 16, 2021 (Extended)

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