(PRE-ORDER) 'Lil Dominican Readers: Kid's Literary Box
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Dominican Writers Association and oneKIN have partnered to share the rich stories and diverse voices of traditionally-published and indie Dominican-American authors from across the world.
PLEASE READ: Giftboxes are not customizable, but you can add messages and special notes (ie. readers age, already owned books, etc.) at checkout. Boxes will include a random selection of FOUR BOOKS from the curated list below. Will ship within 2 weeks or sooner.
- ¡Pequeña María descubre su baile!/Little María discovers her dance! by Luz Maria Mack- Class is in session, the kids are enthusiastically working on their first dance project. María observes her friends rehearsing, 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 poetic form. A young Dominican girl explains the significance of this multicultural artifact, inspiring diverse readers to reflect on their heritage.
- The Cot in the Living Room by Hilda Eunice Burgos- A young Dominican American girl in NYC 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 tender story touching on the range of emotions immigrants may feel when leaving their home countries. Anita watches the dragons above her as she hops from one roof to another in her village in the Dominican Republic.
- I Found a Poem under my Pillow by Tanya Montás Paris- In this vibrant collection of poems, a young girl invites us to walk alongside her as she captures her feelings, observations, and experiences in her notebook. The book encourages selflove and invites readers to celebrate who we are.
- Alana's Great Dream Adventure by J. Desiree Rodriguez- Bilingual, fun and easy-to-understand. In this adventure, Alana meets someone special from another time period, and travels to another country.
- Where is Abuela's Prenda? by Rachel Armstrong- A story of 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. The story also highlights Abuela's struggle with Alzheimer's/Dementia.
- 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- 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.
- The Secret of the Platano by Luz Maria Mack- Under the full moon, Abuela leads an enchanted dance and helps her curious grandson discover the rhythm of his heartbeat and the great secret of the plátanos. Sometimes the secrets of life are written in nature.
- Yo Amo Mi Pajon by Lissarette Nisnevich- una historia que inspira amor por nuestro cabello escrita en prosa poetica. En este libro acompanamos a una nina empoderada y segura de si misma, en su dia a dia peinandose y cuidando de su cabello.
- Alicia, Grande Emociones by Ana Alicia De Jesús- Cuenta la historia de una niña que todo lo sentía en grande y de su experiencia lidiando con sus enormes alegrías, enojos y tristezas a medida que iba creciendo. Enseña la importancia de ayudar a los niños entender y gestionar sus emociones.
- The Secret Footprints by Julia Alvarez- The Dominican legend of the ciguapas, creatures who lived in underwater caves, is reinvented by Julia Alvarez. Although the ciguapas fear humans, Guapa, a bold and brave ciguapa, can't help but be curious--especially about a boy she sees on the nights when she hunts for food.
- Nela La Revoltosa by Géraldine de Santis- Nela, una niña campesina, vive junto a su familia en una finca del Sur, cuando estallan los enfrentamientos armados contra los franceses. Su espíritu rebelde la compromete con la causa de Ciriaco Ramírez, pero las circunstancias la envuelven en situaciones peligrosas.
- VÁMONOS: Santo Domingo (Lil Libros Board Book) by Patty Rodriguez and Ariana Stein (Authors), Ana Godinez (Illustrator)- Introduce your little readers to Santo Domingo, the stunning capital of the Dominican Republic. This travel book will show little ones the beauty of exploring new cultures and countries just using their imagination!
Browse and purchase past titles for children, young adults, and Spanish/English-speaking adults!