'Lil Dominican Readers: Kid's First Literary Box (PRE-ORDER)
“I didn’t read books by Dominican authors until I was in my 20s, and it’s a shame because I feel that if I had read books with characters I could identify with, I would have felt affirmed and validated in this world. With Lil’ Dominican readers we hope to create a similar impact in the lives of your child. May this collection of books inspire them to continue reading our stories.” - Angela Abreu, Founder & Creative Director of Dominican Writers Association
In honor of Latinx Heritage Month, Dominican Writers Association and oneKIN are joining forces to share the rich stories and diverse voices of both traditionally-published and indie Dominican-American authors. For a limited time only, you can enrich and educate the young minds of your loved ones with our exclusive and first-ever curated Dominican literary gift boxes for Children and Young Adults, 'Lil Dominican Readers.
Giftboxes will be available in limited quantities for preorder NOW until supplies last. All boxes will ship mid-to-late October or as they become available. ***FREE SHIPPING!
The Kid's First Literary Boxes will include a total of 4 titles selected from the curated list of books below:
Anacaona, by Viviana Torres (Bilingual) - Anacaona was a Taina, a native from Quisqueya, the island that today is comprised of the Dominican Republic and Haiti. She made a powerful stand against the Spanish invaders, for which she lost her life. The inspiring story of this courageous native woman is meant to inspire children to be brave too.
Ana Maria does not Live in a Castle, by Hilda Eunice Burgos -
Her last name may mean kings, but Ana María Reyes REALLY does not live in a castle. Rather, she's stuck in a tiny apartment with two parents (way too lovey-dovey), three sisters (way too dramatic), everyone's friends (way too often), and a piano (which she never gets to practice). But some new friends and honest conversations help her figure out what truly matters, and know that she can succeed no matter what. Ana María Reyes may not be royal, but she's certain to come out on top.
- Camila & the Rain, by Clara Torres-Jamison - Camila & The Rain is a story about a little girl who learns that through independent thinking, self-awareness, imagination, thinking outside the box, and resiliency any rainy day is a fun day, and encourage others to spend time with one another, play together, and have fun!
- Ghost Squad, by Claribel Ortega - Shortly before Halloween, Lucely and her best friend, Syd, cast a spell that accidentally awakens malicious spirits, wreaking havoc throughout St. Augustine. Together, they must join forces with Syd's witch grandmother, Babette, and her tubby tabby, Chunk, to fight the haunting head-on and reverse the curse to save the town and Lucely's firefly spirits before it's too late.
- If Dominican were a Color, by Sili Recio - The palette of the Dominican Republic is exuberant and unlimited. Maiz comes up amarillo, the blue-black of dreams washes over sandy shores, and people’s skin can be the shade of cinnamon in cocoa or of mahogany. This exuberantly colorful, softly rhyming picture book is a gentle reminder that a nation’s hues are as wide as nature itself.
- Islandborn, by Junot Diaz - Every kid in Lola's school was from somewhere else. So when Lola's teacher asks the students to draw a picture of where their families immigrated from, all the kids are excited. Except Lola. She can't remember The Island—she left when she was just a baby. But with the help of her family and friends, and their memories—joyous, fantastical, heartbreaking, and frightening—Lola's imagination takes her on an extraordinary journey back to The Island.
- It Starts with You, by Luz Maria Mack - When young children are taught and encouraged that their voice matters, that they have the tools to succeed, to be positive, and self-confident it can have an impact on their entire lives. Delivering this uplifting message to young kids in a creative illustrated children's book.
- Mama Tingo, by Raynelda A. Calderon (Bilingual) - Mama Tingo was born on November 8, 1921 in the Dominican Republic. She was the leader of a group of farmers whose lands wanted to be taken from them. The inspiring story of this courageous peasant woman who didn't know how to read and write is meant to inspire children to be their own brave selves.
- Mila & Mica Butterfly Cheese, by Robert & Yalixa Rodriguez- Sisters Mila and Mica have just come outside to play when they discover a butterfly with a broken wing and want to help it fly again. This is a heartwarming story that teaches concern, compassion and consideration for others to young readers.
- Mixing Colors with Fruits and Tropical Dishes, by Katherine Gomez - Three areas of learning for children: bilingual, colors & tropical dishes. In this educational picture book readers will dive into primary, secondary and tertiary colors in English & Spanish. All the while, enjoying popular dishes from the Caribbean and Latin America.
- Snowy Day, by Anabel Soto - Meet Ari, a brave and inquisitive little girl who loves learning, loves teaching and loves adventure. Ari encourages the adult reader to look at the world through the eyes of a child and welcomes the young listener to join her exploits. Mom plays along with Ari’s feats, reliving her own childhood escapades in the process.
Check out the 'Lil Dominican Readers Young Adults Literary Box too!