Kids' Books Bolivia

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All of the books in this series are bilingual (Spanish and English) and some are trilingual in one of Bolivia’s 36 indigenous languages. They serve to celebrate Bolivian reality and raise awareness about Bolivia’s rich cultures and pressing social issues.

Book topics include daily life and customs of indigenous Quechua and Guarayo communities; how migration affects Bolivian families; children who work in the streets; public care of the elderly; labor movements in the mines; and how modernization and global warming are changing the traditional cultivation of quinoa, the ancient grain of the Incas.

The books are written for children grades K-6.  They are also excellent tools for Spanish language learners of any age.  At the end of each book is a section appropriate for parents, teachers or older children describing in more detail what the author learned about the research topic on which the story is based.

Click on individual book titles displayed below for details and a description of the story.

Fall 2015
camila-dancing-dreams whats-that-thing-wheels
Spring 2015
girl-in-the-sky where-bugs-go-when-rains
Fall 2014
luis-and-me
Fall 2013
my-shawl-my-village-my-heart
Spring 2012
house-we-imagined outside-cave
Fall 2011
follow-me when-trash-overflows
Spring 2011
bread-soup freckles unplugged
Fall 2010
i-always-dreamed i-dont-know-either until-the-mirror-smiled
what-happened-chita what-liqi-liqi-knew wilma
Spring 2010
brother-sister-cow sing-to-the-seeds we-are-the-children
Fall 2009
confronting-the-giant remembering-my-grandpa
Spring 2009
spirit-of-the-miners the-biggest-laugh
Fall 2008
all-the-space beside-the-white-river kids-work-too
mommy-is-not-in-bolivia my-quinoa-grows
Spring 2008
esperanza