Mexican Market

Mexican market 72dpi© Durga Yael Bernhard

Like last week’s “illo” of a Chinese weaver, this week’s Mexican market is from another educational reader titled simply “The Gift”.  New vocabulary is paired up with a story that tells about another culture.  These stories are simple and sometimes even shallow – yet they introduce children to another place, to other children just like themselves, and it makes an impression on young minds.  I paint the place as vividly as I can, regardless of the story.

Everyday life is especially colorful in Mexico, and I enjoyed the rainbow hues of the marketplace, where grocers scoop from jars and wrap Abuela’s provisions in white paper.  My protagonist is the young granddaughter seen at right.  Her grandmother possesses near-magical powers as a cook, and the girl soon discovers she is part of that special lineage.  That is the gift – the richness of Abuela’s kitchen.

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A good week to all,

D Yael

Author / Illustrator of
THE HUNGRY HAGGADAH: A Passover Story in Rhyme
THE JEWISH EYE – 2016 /5776 calendar of art
JUST LIKE ME, CLIMBING A TREE: Exploring Trees Around the World
NEVER SAY A MEAN WORD AGAIN – A Publisher’s Weekly Starred Review;
winner of the Sydney Taylor Award and National Jewish Book Council Award
THE DREIDEL THAT WOULDN’T SPIN – A Toyshop Tale of Hanukkah
WHILE YOU ARE SLEEPING – A Children’s Book Council Notable Book
GREEN BIBLE STORIES FOR CHILDREN – Nat’l Green Book Festival Notable Book
A RIDE ON MOTHER’S BACK – An American Bookseller Assoc. Pick of the List
– and more!
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