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Welcome to My Neighborhood! A Barrio ABC Welcome to My Neighborhood! A Barrio ABC

Written by Quiara Alegría Hudes
Illustrated by Shino Arihara

An affectionate tribute to the things that make up home.

M is for los muralistas making murals of island vistas.
Waterfalls that hide brick walls.
Rain forests 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 her favorite things about the neighborhood. From fire hydrants to ice-cream trucks, bodegas to trolley tracks, the sights and sounds of the barrio — even the less perfect things — come to life through the words of award-winning playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes.

A perfect way to get kids exploring and talking about what makes their own neighborhoods special!

Also available en español.



REVIEWS:

“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.” -- Publishers Weekly, starred review



AWARDS:

International Latino Book Awards, Best Picture Book (English) 2012, Honorable Mention



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Summer 2010
Picture Book
ISBN: 978-0-545-09424-5
Price: $16.99 / $21.99
Trim Size: 10" x 8"
Page Count: 32
Foreign Rights: Scholastic
Translation Rights: Scholastic
Rights Available? yes



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