When it begins to rain and storm on the day of her big parade, Jazmin—a baton twirler—stomps, shouts, and does all she can think of to drive the rain away.
A book with a lot of rhythm. BOOM, splatter, BANG, clap! A short story about a girl who’s big plans for a parade get rained out.
Eric Velasquez, the son of Afro-Puerto Rican parents, was born in Spanish Harlem and grew up in Harlem in New York City. As a child, his love for doodling and drawing was strongly encouraged by his mother. From his grandmother he inherited a love of music and from his father he developed a love of movies. Growing up in this setting, Eric says, “Becoming an artist was a natural choice for me. I have never thought of being anything else.”