Inspired by my Latinx Roots...

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Aurora's Orchid

Aurora, a beloved mom to four young children, is determined to create memories with them in her childhood home in Rincon, Puerto Rico. One year, she plants an orchid with her children and spends the summer teaching them to tend to it in the hopes that it would grow into the beautiful plant she knew it could. As the days, weeks, months, and even years pass, Aurora teaches her children patience as they skeptically wait for the flowers to bloom. This heartwarming tale--based on a true story--shows how the thoughtful guidance of a loving mother could teach patience while leaving a lasting and beautiful impact on those around her.

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Taíno Tales: The Secret of the Hummingbird

Alida, the daughter of a Taíno chief, lives in paradise. One day, she is startled by a boy from the opposing tribe, the Carib. Meeting daily in a hidden place, Alida and the boy, Taroo, soon become friends ー and then their friendship blossoms into something more. What will happen if someone discovers their forbidden love? A retelling of the Taíno legend of how the hummingbird came to be, this story brings an ancient cultureー and a young loveー to colorful life.

Mirabel's Discovery (Disney Encanto)

This Step 3 Step into Reading leveled reader is based on Disney Encanto—in theaters November 24th, 2021!

Disney Encanto tells the tale of an extraordinary family, the Madrigals, who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia, in a magical house, in a vibrant town, in a wondrous, charmed place called an Encanto. The magic of the Encanto has blessed every child in the family with a unique gift from super strength to the power to heal—every child except one, Mirabel. But when she discovers that the magic surrounding the Encanto is in danger, Mirabel decides that she, the only ordinary Madrigal, might just be her exceptional family’s last hope. Girls and boys ages 5 to 7 will love this Step 3 Step into Reading leveled reader based on the animated feature film. Step 3 readers feature engaging characters in easy-to-follow plots about popular topics. For children who are ready to read on their own.

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