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Angels Ride Bikes and Other Fall Poems (2005)

Author: Francisco Alarcón Illustrator: Maya Christina Gonzalez
Publisher: Children's Book Press
Number of pages: 32 pages

In this autumn-themed bilingual poetry collection, mariachis play music like angels, bananas are baseball gloves, angels ride bikes, and the earth dances the cha-cha-chá. Francisco celebrates the simple joys and trials of everyday life: a visit to the outdoor market, the arrival of the ice cream vendor, the first day of school. He honors his family and pays tribute to his mother, who taught him that with hard work and education he could realize his dreams.

ISBN 13: 978-089239181
Reading Level (grade): 4.7
Reading Level (A-Z): R

Available in English and Spanish.