Bilingual

Sisters in Blue/Hermanas de azul

Sor María de Ágreda Comes to New Mexico/ Sor María de Ágreda viene a Nuevo México
By Anna M. NogarEnrique R. Lamadrid
Illustrations by Amy Córdova

Sisters in Blue tells the story of two young women—one Spanish, one Puebloan—meeting across space and time.

The Hero Twins

A Navajo-English Story of the Monster Slayers
By Jim Kristofic
Illustrations by Nolan Karras James

Told in Navajo, the Diné language, and English, this story exists in many versions, and all demonstrate the importance of thinking, patience, persistence, bravery, and reverence.

New Mexican Folk Music/Cancionero del Folklor Nuevomexicano

Treasures of a People/El Tesoro del Pueblo
By Cipriano Frederico Vigil

This bilingual panoramic book presents the songs that are the life's work of Cipriano Frederico Vigil, the most important performer of traditional Nuevomexicano folk music in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.

The Pancake Stories

Cuentos del Panqueque
By Peggy Pond Church
Illustrations by Elizabeth Comfort Church
Translated by Noël Chilton

Peggy Pond Church, one of the great New Mexico authors of the twentieth century, wrote these stories for her own sons in the 1930s, and her daughter-in-law Elizabeth Church created the illustrations in the 1950s. Now at last they are published, both in the original English and in Noël Chilton’s Spanish translation.

The Legend of Ponciano Gutiérrez and the Mountain Thieves

By A. Gabriel Meléndez The Paiz Family
Illustrations by Amy Córdova

Once upon a time in the Mora Valley of northern New Mexico there lived a farmer named Ponciano Gutiérrez. On a trip through the mountains he was taken captive by Vicente Silva and his gang of bank robbers. This tale of Ponciano’s quick-witted escape has been a bedtime story for generations in the Paiz family.

Grandma's Santo on Its Head / El santo patas arriba de mi abuelita

Stories of Days Gone By in Hispanic Villages of New Mexico / Cuentos de días gloriosos en pueblitos hispanos de Nuevo México
By Nasario García

In this collection of bilingual stories about the Río Puerco Valley, where Nasario García grew up, he shares the traditions, myths, and stories of his homeland.

Juan the Bear and the Water of Life

La Acequia de Juan del Oso
By Enrique R. LamadridJuan Estevan Arellano
Illustrations by Amy Córdova

The legend of the stouthearted man who moved mountains and rivers to create the most famous acequia in northern New Mexico is retold in both English and Spanish for a new generation of young readers.

Tía's Tamales

By Ana Baca
Illustrations by Noël Chilton

Ana Baca's bilingual tale of how two children from different generations learn to make their family recipe for tamales will delight readers of her earlier picture books that combine folklore and traditional cuisine.

Grandpa Lolo's Navajo Saddle Blanket

La tilma de Abuelito Lolo
By Nasario García
Photographs by Richard Moeller

This bilingual tale offers an authentic slice of life in the multicultural West and will warm the hearts of readers of all ages.

The First Tortilla

A Bilingual Story
By Rudolfo Anaya
Illustrations by Amy Córdova
Translated by Enrique R. Lamadrid

"Anaya has retold a Mexican legend and made it his own with his spiritual prose. . .A beautifully written and illustrated title."-- School Library Journal

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