(PRE-ORDER) 'Lil Dominican Readers: Kid's Literary Box
PLEASE READ: Giftboxes are available in limited quantities for preorder NOW until supplies last. Giftboxes are not customizable - they will include a random selection of FOUR BOOKS, and will ship within 2-3 weeks or as soon as they become available (before mid-October). ***FREE SHIPPING!
Browse and individually purchase past 'Lil Dominican Readers titles for children, young adults, and Spanish/English-speaking adults too!
Kicking off this Latinx Heritage Month, Dominican Writers Association and oneKIN are teaming up again to share the rich stories and diverse voices of both traditionally-published and indie Dominican-American authors. For a limited time only, you can purchase or gift your loved ones our curated 'Lil Dominican Readers: Kids Literary Boxes featuring a brand new collection of books!
The Kid's Literary Boxes will include a total of 4 titles selected from the curated list of books below:
- ¡Pequeña María descubre su baile! / Little María discovers her dance! by Luz Maria Mack - Class is in session, all the kids are enthusiastically working on their first project based on a variety of dances. María learns different styles through her friends, each from a different cultural background. She observes her friends rehearsing their dances but she doesn't know what she should dance. Join us as we dance our way to find María's dancing style.
- Dominican Doll, Caribbean Treasure: Muñeca Dominicana, Caribeño Tesoro by Margarita Suero-Duran - A bilingual, educational story written in original poetic form. A young girl of Dominican heritage explains the significance of this multicultural artifact. Endearing verses and illustrations will inspire diverse readers of all ages to reflect upon their own heritage and engage in open dialogue about the importance of embracing all cultures.
- The Cot in the Living Room by Hilda Eunice Burgos - A young Dominican American girl in New York City moves from jealousy to empathy as her parents babysit children whose families work overnight shifts in this honest and warm picture book debut.
Anita and the Dragons by Hannah Carmona - A beautifully tender story touching on the range of emotions immigrants may feel when leaving their home countries – excitement and sorrow, fear and courage. Anita watches the dragons high above her as she hops from one cement roof to another in her village in the Dominican Republic. But being the valiant princesa she is, she never lets them scare her. Will she be brave enough to enter the belly of the beast and take flight to new adventures?
- I Found a poem under my Pillow by Tanya Montás Paris - In this vibrant collection of twenty-five poems a young girl takes us by the hand and invites us to walk alongside her as she captures in her notebook the feelings, observations, and experiences that wrap her up. A book that affirms and encourages self love; inviting readers of all ages to celebrate the beauty of being who we are.
- Alana's Great Dream Adventure by J. Desiree Rodriguez - A bilingual (English and Spanish) fun, easy-to- understand for beginners, as well as advanced listeners. In this adventure, Alana meets someone special from another time period, and travels to another country. Explore and learn on this incredible adventure!
- Where is Abuela's Prenda? by Rachel Armstrong - The story focuses on an afro-latino boy's interpretation of family and value. He goes on a hunt to find something very special for his Abuela but learns a bigger lesson in the end instead. Through his journey, the story also focuses on highlighting Abuela's struggle with Alzheimer's/Dementia. Abuela has trouble remembering things, even her precious prenda! The story is filled with culture, tradition, representation, and overall embodies how important family is.
- Nina Manina by Kianny Antigua - Nina Manina es una historia sobre autodescubrimiento, identidad y aceptación. Entre sus páginas, asimismo, el amor propio, filial y hacia la lectura resaltan. El texto nos llega desde la mente creativa de Mel, una niña que aprende a reconocer la hermosura en otras personas tras descubrir su propia belleza.
- Josefina's Habichuelas by Jasminne Mendez - A story of a young girl who loves dessert. During the season of Lent Josefina gives up eating sweets and learns the value of perseverance. When her mami and tias teach her the family recipe of habichuelas con dulce, Josefina also learns that sometimes the sweetest things in life aren't sweets