A Rainbow of Books

Lately, we’ve been inundated with a series of fierce thunder storms, wickedly wild winds, and torrential rains. I’m not a big fan of storms. They scare me. But sometimes those storms come bearing gifts. Rainbows! They’re a wonder of science and nature and a delightful surprise.   

Books by authors with diverse backgrounds come bearing gifts, too. These authors provide a delightful surprise to readers by allowing them a peek into different cultures and life styles. Here are a few of my favorite books from a rainbow of authors.

What Can You Do with a Paleta? by Carmen Tafolla (Tricycle Press, 2009)

 Monsoon Afternoon by Kashmira Sheth (Peachtree Publishers, 2008)

Show Way by Jacqueline Woodson (Putnam Juvenile, 2005)

And Tango Makes Three by Peter Parnell (Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, 2005)

Dim Sum for Everyone! by Grace Lin (Dragaonfly Books, 2003) 

Jingle Dancer by Cynthia Leitich Smith (HarperCollins, 2000)

There are delightful surprises everywhere!

A Double Rainbow!

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