Hairs / Pelitos

by Sandra Cisneros and Terry Ybanez

A young Latina lyrically describes the hair of every member of her family, as each... read more

A young Latina lyrically describes the hair of every member of her family, as each is distinctively unique. She especially delights in her mama's hair which has "...the warm smell of bread before you bake it / ...the smell when she makes room for you on her side of the bed..." This eloquently spare celebration of differences within one close-knit, loving family first appeared as a short chapter in Cisnero's adult novella, House On Mango Street . For this picture-book edition the text is printed in Spanish and English and the striking illustrations playfully extend the theme of individuality. (Ages 3-7)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1994

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