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Welcome to My Neighborhood!: A Barrio ABC

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Publisher Comments:

An ABC introduction to a little girl's neighborhood in all its rich detail.

M is for las muralistas, making murals of island vistas. Waterfalls that hide brick walls. Rainforest full of tropical trees.

N is for the noisy neighbors who sit on the stoop and catch the breeze.

When Ava's friend Chien visits her in the Barrio, she takes him on a tour of all of her favorite things about the neighborhood. From fire hydrants to ice cream trucks, bodegas to vacant lots, the sights and sounds of the Barrio — even the less perfect things — come to life in the poetic words of Quiara Hudes, author of the Tony Award-winning musical IN THE HEIGHTS.

Review:

"In the first children's book from Hudes (who wrote the book for the musical In the Heights), an expressive girl takes a friend on a poetic tour of her inner-city neighborhood. 'E is for the echo of the elevated train./ F is for the fire hydrant spraying summer rain.' Chalky, gouache washes capture both the vital and gently dilapidated elements of city life: 'Q is for quemar, to burn a house to the ground beneath,/ making a block full of row homes look like a smile that's missing its two front teeth.' The subtle presence of the girl's personal narrative and her nuanced understanding of what makes her neighborhood home set this ABC book apart. Spanish-language edition also available. Ages 3 — 7. (Aug.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

Synopsis:

When Ava's friend Chien visits her in the Barrio, she takes him on a tour of all of her favorite things about the neighborhood. The Barrio comes to life in the poetic words of Hudes, author of the Tony Award-winning musical "In the Heights." Full color.

About the Author

Quiara Alegría Hudes was nominated for a Tony Award for her book for IN THE HEIGHTS (2008 Tony Award for Best Musical, 2009 Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize). She grew up in Philadelphia, and now lives in New York with her husband and her daughter.

Shino Arihara illustrated CECI ANN'S DAY OF WHY, which Booklist said portrayed a “multicultural, urban community with an affection that calls forth Ezra Jack Keats.” Her artwork has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, and Time Magazine. She lives in Altadena, CA.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780545094245
Author:
Hudes, Quiara Alegria
Publisher:
Arthur A. Levine Books
Illustrator:
Arihara, Shino
Author:
Arihara, Shino
Subject:
Lifestyles - City & Town Life
Subject:
People & Places - United States - Hispanic/Latino
Subject:
Stories in rhyme
Subject:
City and town life
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Lifestyles - City Life
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20100831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 2
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
10 x 8 in
Age Level:
03-07

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In the first children's book from Hudes (who wrote the book for the musical In the Heights), an expressive girl takes a friend on a poetic tour of her inner-city neighborhood. 'E is for the echo of the elevated train./ F is for the fire hydrant spraying summer rain.' Chalky, gouache washes capture both the vital and gently dilapidated elements of city life: 'Q is for quemar, to burn a house to the ground beneath,/ making a block full of row homes look like a smile that's missing its two front teeth.' The subtle presence of the girl's personal narrative and her nuanced understanding of what makes her neighborhood home set this ABC book apart. Spanish-language edition also available. Ages 3 — 7. (Aug.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Synopsis" by , When Ava's friend Chien visits her in the Barrio, she takes him on a tour of all of her favorite things about the neighborhood. The Barrio comes to life in the poetic words of Hudes, author of the Tony Award-winning musical "In the Heights." Full color.
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