This bilingual, multi-cultural poetry book is a GREAT introduction to poetry, verse and symbolism for middle readers (3rd-6th grade). Each poem is presented in Spanish AND English, accompanied by an illustration (great for visual learners).
The book covers important topics such as immigration, justice, identity, Aztec heritage, and family.
Many poems have rhyming schemes, and most poems are a good introduction to symbolism: how can one word represent or suggest an idea, belief, action, or entity?
The author, Xahel Galicia, is a 3rd generation poet from Morelos, Mexico. She is famous for evoking passion and reflection for her audiences. The translator and editor, Kelly Carlos, is an author for Red Road Books.