What can you use
to dress up,
carry baby brother,
and DANCE with?
In a playful celebration of a vibrant culture, a young girl and her family show all the things they do in their daily lives with a rebozo, a traditional Mexican woven shawl. Lively prose and rich illustrations honor a warm and colorful cultural icon.
You can do almost anything with a rebozo--and a little imagination!
About the Author
Carmen Tafolla is a writer, speaker, and actress whose work has appeared in more than 200 anthologies. She is the winner of the 1999 Art of Peace award for writing that furthers peace, justice, and human understanding. She lives in San Antonio, Texas.
Amy Cordova is a self-taught artist who lives in the mountains of northern New Mexico. About her work she says, "My art and writing come from a place inside me; I want to see what feelings look like, not just images. When I draw, my pictures tell stories. Through my writing, I make pictures." Ms. Cordova has written and illustrated a picture book, Abijelita's Heart, and she is the illustrator of My Night Forest, by Roy Owen.
Para los ninos, Tafolla and Cordova weave together a delightful swirl of color, rhythm, and rhyme, delightful as a rebozo. ---Pat Mora