October 2018 Exploring Your Community

Books of the Month

Text copyright © 2015 by Jennifer Torres. Illustrations copyright © 2015 by Renato Alarcão. Images reproduced with permission of the publisher, Lee & Low Books, Inc.

Finding the Music / En pos de la música

By Jennifer Torres; illustrated by Renato Alarcão; Spanish translation by ‎Alexis Romay (Lee & Low Books, Inc.)

When Reyna accidentally breaks her grandfather’s vihuela, she seeks help in her neighborhood to repair it and discovers his legacy in the community as a mariachi player.

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This Is Our Constitution: Discover America with a Gold Star Father

By Khizr Khan (Knopf)

Learn more about the Constitution and how to uphold its principles from a citizen who is passionate about his adopted country.

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The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives

By Dashka Slater (Macmillan)

The true story of an agender teen who was set on fire by another teen while riding a bus in Oakland, California.

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