2 Children's Books About Cuba

Updated Jan. 19, 2019
A Mango in the Hand book
#1
A Mango in the Hand
Written by Antonio Sacre and illustrated by Sebastià Serra
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-8

Guided by proverbs from his father and other relatives, Francisco makes several attempts to bring ripe mangos home for dessert on his saint day, and in the process learns lessons in love and generosity. Includes glossary of Spanish terms.

The Dog Who Loved the Moon book
#2
The Dog Who Loved the Moon
Written by Cristina Garcia and illustrated by Sebastià Serra
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-6

When her dog becomes lovesick for the moon, a young Cuban girl and her uncle call the moon down to give the dog a kiss, with surprising results.

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