XOCHITL AND THE FLOWERS
Though Xochitl and her family have put down new roots in the United States, Xochitl still misses the garden and flower shop they left behind in El Salvador. But when Xochitl's family decides to start a nursery and sell their flowers on the street, the sense of community they find makes them feel connected to their neighbors, and their decision to start a nursery and flower shop in their backyard helps the Flores family finally feel at home in their adopted country.
Praise for Xochitl and the Flowers:
School Library Journal – “Angel's acrylic, colored-pencil, and photo-collage artwork is vibrant and energetic, fleshed out by the bright colors and individual faces.”
The Horn Book Guide– “The acrylic, colored-pencil, and photo collage illustrations bring this story about the dreams of one Salvadoran-American family to life. This is a fine example of what a book with a bilingual text can and should be.”
Criticas – “Radiant illustrations present each scene tastefully. Xochitl's story is a superb read-aloud and a necessary component of school libraries that serve immigrant children. Recommended for all bookstores and library collections.”