Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Questioning the Logic of 'Only an Expert Can..."

Leaders have to take control, assert their will, use their political power, and push ahead to get results. How the leader uses power can be either subtle or brutish, but it’s unquestioned that such power is necessary to accomplish anything, to bring order out of chaos. In the logic of this kind of power, people need to be forced to do work through either rewards or threats. People get rewarded if they are compliant and obedient, if they don’t ask questions or challenge the status quo. Creativity and new ideas are construed as a threat to authority; better to use old, familiar solutions repetitively, even when they don’t work. People who work in this machine-like environment do begin to behave as machines, robotically performing tasks, convinced they’re not creative, waiting for experts and entrepreneurs to tell them what to do.

Wheatley, Margaret; Frieze, Deborah (2011-04-11). Walk Out Walk On: A Learning Journey into Communities Daring to Live the Future Now (p. 64). Berrett-Koehler Publishers. Kindle Edition.


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Instructional Rounds for MSD

These are resources we will use in our discussions and planning for Instructional Rounds on 11.30.11.  


1.According to Richard Elmore what are challenges inherent in formal 'school-based' learning?


2. Now check/complicate what Elmore said against this 3:30 minute video from Springville. They discuss how they have developed a theory of action and are checking it with a problem of practice. (Increase reading comprehension in order to increase student achievement the goal). Please notice the VERBS!!!

Problem of Practice: Are teachers using strategies that contribute to increased student comprehension?



3. A Vision? Personalized learning at a secondary school.
Link to Coburg Senior High School.

Contextualizing the Visit for Instructional Rounds at Coburg Senior High School



Some Tasks Ahead (perhaps...)

1. Come to deeply understand the concept and practice of instructional core-- as well as the limitations of seeing/knowing that we each bring to classroom spaces when we observe learners.

2.  Notice the tasks.  Get underneath the tasks at what is being valued (and not).

3. Collaboratively compose ways of seeing learning within classroom spaces that is:
  • descriptive
  • disruptive
  • attentive to the complexity of teaching and learning
  • specific and related to the instructional core
  • faulty even as we make it

4. Articulate at the district and at school levels--a theory of action (Start anywhere, follow it anywhere). Consider: What are if/then constructs related to learning you notice, align, come up against? Can the personal and the institutional reside side by side?
5. Think horizontally.  Act locally.  Can innovation be grown within idiosyncratic practices  that are place-based?  If so, how does one ensure that those practices represent the community definition of excellence? Who holds power to determine such things?

          6. Notice being wrong (often, a lot) until it feels common, like breathing.


          7. Court (in)stability.


Some recommended texts:



Jenkins., Henry. (2009). Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media Education for the 21st Century (John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Reports on Digital Media and Learning). Kindle Edition.

Langer, Ellen. (1989). Mindfulness. DeCapo Presss.

Perkins, David N. (2010-02-04). Making Learning Whole: How Seven Principles of Teaching Can Transform Education. John Wiley and Sons. Kindle Edition.

Thomas, Douglas; Seely Brown, John (2011-03-12). A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating the Imagination for a World of Constant Change. CreateSpace. Kindle Edition. 

Wheatley, Margaret; Frieze, Deborah (2011-04-11). Walk Out Walk On: A Learning Journey into Communities Daring to Live the Future Now. Berrett-Koehler Publishers. Kindle Edition..

Wheatley, Margaret J. (2007). Finding Our Way: Leadership for an Uncertain Time. Kindle Edition.

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Latino/a Books for Elementary Children, Part III

This is Part III of three posts .

Illustration by Domi from The Secret Legacy

Marín, Guadalupe Rivera. 2010. My Papa Diego and Me. Artwork by Diego Rivera. San Francisco, CA: Children's Book Press.
Martinez, Alejandro Cruz. 1997. The Women Who Outshone the Sun/La mujer que brillaba aún más que el sol. Illustrated by Fernando Olivera. San Francisco, CA: Children's Book Press.
Medina, Jane. 1995. My Name Is Jorge: On Both Sides of the River. Illustrated by Fabricio Vanden Broeck. Honesdale, PA: Boyds Mills Press.
Medina, Meg. 2008. Milagros: Girl from Away.  NY: Henry Holt.
Menchu, Rigoberta. 2008. The Secret Legacy. Illustrated by Domi. Contributed by Dante Liano. Toronto: Groundwood Books.
Menchu, Rigoberta. 2006. The Honey Jar. Illustrated by Domi. Contributed by Dante Liano. Toronto: Groundwood Books.
Montejo, Victor. 2009. Popol Vuh: A Sacred Book of the Maya. Illustrated by Luis Garay. Toronto: Groundwood Books.
Montes, Marisa. 2006. Los Gatos Black on Halloween. Illustrated by Yuyi Morales. New York: Henry Holt. (English/Spanish)
Mora, Pat. 2010. Abuelos. Illustrated by Amelia Lau Caring. Toronto: Groundwood Books.
Mora, Pat, 2010. The Night the Moon Fell: A Maya Myth Illustrated by Domi. Toronto: Groundwood Books.
Mora, Pat. 2009. Gracias/Thanks. Illustrated by John Parra. New York: Lee & Low.
Mora, Pat. 2009. A Piñata in a Pine Tree: A Latino Twelve Days of Christmas. Illustrated by Magaly Morales. New York: Clarion.
Mora, Pat. 2009. Celebrate Children’s Day/Book Day: Celebremos El dia de los ninos/El dia de los libros. Illustrated by Rafael López. New York: Rayo.
Mora, Pat. 2007. Yum! ¡Mmmm! ¡Qué rico! Americas’ Sproutings. Illustrated by Rafael López. New York: Lee & Low.
Mora, Pat. 2006. Confetti: Poemas para ninos/Poems for Children. Illustrated by Enrique O. Sanchez. New York: Lee & Low
Mora, Pat. 2005. Dona Flor: A Tall Tale About a Giant woman with a Great Big Heart. Illustrated by Raul Colón. New York: Knopf Books.
Mora, Pat. 2002. Maria Paints the Hills. Paintings by Maria Hesch. Albuquerque, NM: Museum of New Mexico Press.
Mora, Pat. 2002. A Library for Juana: The World of Sor Juana Ines. Illustrated by Beatriz Vidal. New York: Knopf Books.
Mora, Pat. 2001. Listen to the Desert/Oye Al Desierto. Illustrated by Francisco X. Mora. New York: Clarion.
Mora, Pat. 1997. Tomás and the Library Lady. Illustrated by Raul Colón. New York: Knopf.
Mora, Pat. 1997. A Birthday Basket for Tia. Illustrated by Cecily Lang. New York: Simon & Schuster.
Mora, Pat. 1994. Pablo’s Tree. Illustrated by Cecily Lang. New York: Simon & Schuster.
Morales, Yuyi.  2008. Just in Case:  A Trickster Tale and Spanish Alphabet Book. New Milford, CT: Roaring Brook Press.
Morales, Yuyi.  2007. Little Night. New Milford, CT: Roaring Brook Press.
Morales, Yuyi. 2003. Just a Minute! A Trickster Tale and Counting Book. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle.
Munduruku Daniel. 2000. Tales of the Amazon: How the Munduruku Indians Live. Illustrated by Laura Beatriz. Toronto: Groundwood Books. 
Orozco, Jose-Luis. 1999. De Colores and Other Latin American Folk Songs for Children. Illustrated by Elisa Kleven. NY: Puffin. 
 Pérez, Amada Irma. 2008. My Very Own Room/Mi propio cuartito. Illustrated by Maya Christina Gonzalez. San Francisco, CA: Children’s Book Press.
Pérez, Amada Irma. 2007. Nana’s Big Surprise/Nan, Que sorpresa! Illustrated by Maya Christina Gonzalez. San Francisco, CA: Children’s Book Press.
Pérez, Amada Irma. 2002. My Diary from Here to There/Mi Diaro De Aqui Hasta Alla. Illustrated by Maya Christina Gonzalez. San Francisco, CA: Children’s Book Press.
Perez, L. King. 2002. First Day in the Grapes. Illustrated by Robert Casilla. NY: Lee & Low.
Ramirez, Antonio. 2010. Napí funda un pueblo / Napí Makes a Village. Illustrated by Domi. Toronto: Groundwood Books.
Ramirez, Antonio. 2006. Napí Goes to the Mountain. Illustrated by Domi. Toronto: Groundwood Books.
Reich, Susanna. 2005. Jose! Born to Dance: The Story of Jose Limon. Illustrated by Raul Colon. NY: Simon & Schuster.
Rivera, Rafael, Jr. 2009. Baseball on Mars/Béisbol en Marte. Illustrated by Christina Rodriguez. Houston, TX: Piñata Books.
Rohmer, Harriet. The Invisible Hunters / Los Cazadores Invisibles. Illustrated by Joe Sam. San Francisco, CA: Children’s Book Press.
Ruiz-Flores, Lupe. 2012. Alicia’s Fruity Drinks/ Las aquas frescas de Alicia. Illustrated by Laura Lacamara. Houston, TX: Piñata Books.
Ruiz-Flores, Lupe. 2010. The Battle of the Snow Cones/La querra de las raspas. Illustrated by Alisha Gambino. Houston, TX: Piñata Books.
Ruiz-Flores, Lupe. 2007. The Woodcutter’s Gift/El regalo del leñador. Illustrated by Elaine Jerome. Houston, TX: Piñata Books. 
Russell, Barbara Timberlake. 2004. The Remembering Stone. Illustrated by Claire B. Cotts. NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

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From A Perfect Season for Dreaming
Sáenz, Benjamin Alire. 2008. A Perfect Season for Dreaming / Un tiempo perfecto para sonar. Illustrated by Esau Andrade Valencia. El Paso, TX: Cinco Puntos Press. (English and Spanish).
Sciurba, Katie. 2007. Oye, Celia! A Song for Celia Cruz. Illustrated by Edel Rodriguez. New York: Henry Holt.
Skarmeta, Antonio. 2003. The Composition. Illustrated by Alfonoso Ruano. Toronto: Groundwood Books.
Soto, Gary. 2006. A Fire in My Hands: Revised and Expanded Edition. San Diego, CA: Harcourt.
Soto, Gary. 2003. Neighborhood Odes. Illustrated by David Diaz. NY: Sandpiper.
Tafolla, Carmen. 2009. What Can You Do with a Paleta? Illustrated by Magaly Morales. San Francisco, CA: Tricycle Press.
Tafolla, Carmen. 2008. What Can You Do with a Rebozo? Illustrated by Amy Cordova. San Francisco, CA: Tricycle Press.
Tafolla, Carmen & Sharyll Teneyuca. 2008. That's Not Fair!/ No Es Justo!: Emma Tenayuca's Struggle for Justice/La lucha de Emma Tenayuca por la justica. Illustrated by Terry Ybanez. San Antonio, TX: Wings Press.
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Illustration by Isabelle Arsenault from Migrant.
Trottier, Maxine. 2011. Migrant. Illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault. Toronto: Groundwood Books.
Velasquez, Eric. 2010. Grandma's Gift. NY: Walker Books for Young Readers.
Velasquez, Eric. 2001. Grandma’s Records. NY: Walker.
Vicente, Luis San. 2002. Festival of Bones/El Festival de las Calaveras:  The Little-Bitty Book for the Day of the Dead. El Paso. TX: Cinco Puntos Press.
Wallner, Alexandra. 2006. Sergio and the Hurricane. New York: Henry Holt.
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Illustration by Edel Rodriguez for Sonia Sotomayor...Bronx.
Villaseñor, Victor. 2005. Frog and His Friends Save Humanity/La rana y sus amigos salvan a la humanidad. Illustrated by Edna Ochoa. Houston, TX: Piñata Books.
Villaseñor, Victor. 2005. Little Crow to the rescue/El cuervito al rescate. Illustrated by Ugalde Alcántara. Houston, TX: Piñata Books.
Winter, Jeanette. 2006. Calavera Abecedario: A Day of the Dead Alphabet Book. Orlando, FL: Voyager.
Winter, Jonah. 2009. Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx: La juez que crecio en el Bronx. Illustrated by Edel Rodriguez. New York: Atheneum.
Winter, Jonah. 2002. Frida. Illustrated by Ana Juan. New York: Arthur A. Levine Books.
Winter, Jonah. 1994. Diego. Illustrated by Jeanette Winter. New York: Dragonfly Books.




Monday, November 28, 2011

Picture Books to Accompany Walden


In this post I am recommending a few picture books to accompany, accentuate, supplement, and complicate reading Henry David Thoreau's Walden.

  1. D. B. Johnson’s five “Henry” books offer a wonderful correlate to Henry David Thoreau’s Walden. These books are now available as Kindle books. I used most of these as a high school teacher and the books were well received by students.  Offers a fascinating look at episode and art.

Johnson, D B. 2000. Henry Hikes to Fitchburg. Boston MA: Houghton Mifflin Books.
----------------. 2002. Henry Builds a Cabin. Boston MA: Houghton Mifflin Books.
----------------. 2003. Henry Climbs a Mountain. Boston MA: Houghton Mifflin Books.
----------------. 2004. Henry Works. Boston MA: Houghton Mifflin Books.
Johnson, D.B & Linda Michelin. 2009. Henry’s Night. Boston MA: Houghton Mifflin Books.

Opening to Henry's Night

From Henry's Night

From Henry's Night.


2. Michael McCurdy's (2010) Walden Then and Now: An Alphabetical Tour of Henry Thoreau's Pond  offers another way to become familiar with Thoreau's Walden. Published by Charlesbridge. Interesting concept (ABC book) and one students might elaborate upon in composing their own versions.


From Walden Then and Now. Woodcutting by Michael McCurdy.

3. Steven Schnur's (2007) Henry David's House works well with high school students as Schnur directly uses Thoreau's words. Using the illustrations by Peter M. Fiore's (watercolor and oil paintings) can help students to extend meaning and to  have an opportunity to see how transmediation might work (words and visual symbols).  Students may want to select additional  'episodes' from Walden and work together to illustrate one or more episodes.  Published by Charlesbridge Publishing.

4. Deborah O'Neal and Angela Westengard's (2005) The Trouble with Henry: A Tale of Walden Pond is beautifully illustrated (Ink drawings by S.D. Schindler, although the 'story' is a bit of a stretch. I have enjoyed using the drawings as ways into and out of Walden. Published by Candlewick.

A Mind with Wings5. Gerald and Loretta Houseman wrote and illustrated A Mind with Wings: The Story of Henry David Thoreau (2006). This book presents a fuller sense of Thoreau as it chronicles his more political acts (refusal to pay taxes). Published by Trumpeter.

6. Jim Murphy's  (illustrated by Kate Kiesler) Into the Deep Forest: With Henry David Thoreau (1995) is out of print nut used copies are available. This text focuses on Thoreau's trip to the Maine Woods.  The paintings (oil) and pencil drawings are well done. Published by Clarion Books.

7. Marybeth Lorbiecki Julie Dunlap's (2002) Louisa May and Mr. Thoreau's Flute offers a fictionalized account of a series of encounters between Louisa May Alcott (at 8) and the young teacher, Henry David Thoreau.   The jewel in this book though are the hand tinted woodcuts by Mary Azarian. Magnificent art. Published by Dial Publishing.


Mary Azarian's illustration
Mary Azarian's illustration
8. Thomas Locker's (2002) gorgeous Walking with Henry: Based on the Life and Works of Henry David Thoreau is a study in visual art and recommended based on the quality of his landscape paintings. They glow. Published by Fulcrum Press.


9. NY Times editorial: Walking with Henry.

Latino/a Books for Elementary Children, Part II

This is Part II of III posts .


Luis Garay. From Pedrito's Day.
Galindo, Mary Sue. 2000. Icy Watermelon/Sandía fría. Illustrated by Pauline Rodriguez Howard. Houston, TX: Arte Público Press.
Garay, Luis. 2002. The Kite. Toronto: Tundra Books.
Garay, Luis. 1997. The Long Road. Toronto: Tundra Books.
Garay, Luis. 1997. Pedrito’s Day. New York: Orchard Books.
Garcia, Maria. 1997. The Adventures of Connie and Diego/ Los aventuras de Connie y Diego. Illustrated by Malaquias Montoya. San Francisco, CA: Children’s Book Press.

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Garza, Carmen Lomas. 2005. Family Pictures: 15th Anniversary/Cuadros de familia, Edición Quinceañera. . San Francisco, CA: Children’s Book Press.
Garza, Carmen Lomas. 2000. In My family/En mi familia. San Francisco, CA: Children’s Book Press.
Garza, Xavier. 2009. Zulema and the Witch Owl/Zulema y la Bruja Lechuza. Houston, TX: Piñata Books.
Garza, Xavier. 2008. Charro Claus and the Tejas Kid. El Paso, TX: Cinco Puntos.
From Lucha Libre.
Garza, Xavier. 2006. Juan and the Chupacabras/Juan y el Chupacabras. Illustrated by April Ward. Houston, TX: Piñata Books.
Garza, Xavier. 2005. Lucha Libre: The Man in the Silver Mask. El Paso, TX: Cinco Puntos.

Geeslin, Campbell. 2004. Elena’s Serenade. Illustrated by Ana Juan. New York: Atheneum.
Goldman, Judy. 2008. Uncle Monarch and the Day of the Dead. Illustrated by Rene King Moreno. Honesdale, PA: Boyds Mills Press.
Gonzalez, Lucia. 2008. The Storyteller’s Candle/La velita de los cuentos. Illustrated by Lulu Delacre. San Francisco, CA: Children’s Book Press.
Gonzalez, Maya Christina. 2009. I Know the River Loves Me/Yo se que el rio me ama. San Francisco, CA: Children’s Book Press
Gonzalez, Maya Christina. 2007. My Colors My World/Mis colores, mi mundo. San Francisco, CA: Children’s Book Press
González, Rigoberto. 2005. Antonio’s Card/La Tarjeta de Antonio. Illustrated by Celia Alvarez. San Francisco, CA: Children’s Book Press. (English and Spanish)
González, Rigoberto. 2003. Soledad Sigh-Sighs/Soledad suspiros. Illustrated by Rosa Ibarra. San Francisco, CA: Children’s Book Press. (English and Spanish)
Griswold del Castillo, Richard. 2002. César Chávez: the Struggle for Justice/ César Chávez: La lucha por la justicia. Illustrated by Anthony Accardo.  Houston, TX: Piñata Books.
Griego, Margot C., Betsy L. Bucks and Sharon S. Gilbert. 1988. Tortillitas para Mamá and Other Nursery Rhymes (Bilingual Edition in Spanish and English). Illustrated by  Laurel H. Kimball. NY: Henry Holt. (Spanish and English)
Hammond, Anna. 1993. This Home We Have Made / Esta Casa Que Hemos Hecho. Illustrated by Joe Matunis. New York: Crown. 

Illustration by Vicki Trego Hill. From La Llorona/The Weeping Woman
Hayes, Joe. 2006. La Llorona/The Weeping Woman. Illustrated by Vicki Trego Hill and Mona Pennypacker. El Paso, TX: Cinco Puntos Press. (Spanish and English).
Hayes, Joe. 2005. A Spoon for Every Bite/Cada Bocado con Nueva Cuchara. Illustrated by Rebecca Leer. El Paso, TX: Cinco Puntos Press. (Spanish and English).
Hayes, Joe. 2004. Ghost Fever / Mal de Fantasma. Illustrated by Mona Pennypacker. El Paso, TX: Cinco Puntos Press.
Hayes, Joe. 2003. The Day It Snowed Tortillas/ El Dia Que Nevaron Tortillas, Folktales told In Spanish and English. Illustrated by Antonio Casto Lopez. El Paso, TX: Cinco Puntos Press. (Spanish and English).
Hayes, Joe. 2003. El Cucuy: A Bogeyman Cuento in English and Spanish. Illustrated by Honorio Robleda. El Paso, TX: Cinco Puntos Press. (Spanish and English).
Hayes, Joe. 2002. Pajaro Verde/The Green Bird.  Illustrated by Antonio Casto Lopez. El Paso, TX: Cinco Puntos Press. (Spanish and English).
Hayes, Joe. 2002. Estellita de oro/Little Gold Star: A Cinderella Cuento.  Illustrated by Gloria Osuna Perez and Lucia Angela Perez. El Paso, TX: Cinco Puntos Press. (Spanish and English).
Hayes, Joe. 1996. Watch Out for Clever Women! Cuidado con las mujerer astutas!. Illustrated by Vicki Trego Hill. El Paso, TX: Cinco Puntos Press. (Spanish and English).

16 Paintings Made by Elizabeth Gomez for The Upside Down Boy
 Herrera, Juan Felipe. 2006. The Upside Down Boy/El nino de cabeza. Illustrated by Elizabeth Gomez. San Francisco, CA: Children's Book Press.
Herrera, Juan Felipe. 2004. Featherless/ Desplumado. Illustrated by Ernesto Cuevas, Jr. San Francisco, CA: Children's Book Press.
Herrera, Juan Felipe. 2002. Grandma and Me at the Flea/Los Meros Remateros. Illustrated by Anita DeLucio-Brock. San Francisco, CA: Children’s Book Press.
Herrera, Juan Felipe. 2003. Super Cilantro Girl/ La superniña del cilantro. Illustrated by Honorio Robleda Tapia. San Francisco, CA: Children's Book Press.
Herrera, Juan Felipe.  2001. Calling the Doves/El Canto de las Palomas. Illustrated by Elly Simmons. San Francisco, CA: Children's Book Press. (English and Spanish) Spanish Audio Recording.
Herrera, Juan Felipe. 1998. Laughing Out Loud, Fly: Poems in English and Spanish. Illustrated by Karen Barbour. NY: Joanna Colter Books. 
Hinojosa, Tish. 2002. Cada Nino / Every Child: A Bilingual Songbook for Kids. Illustrated by Lucia Angela Perez. El Paso, TX: Cinco Puntos Press. 
Isol. 2010. Petit, the Monster. Translated by Elisa Amado. Toronto: Groundwood Books.

Illustration by Enrique O. Sanchez from Golden Flower:A Taino Myth from Puerto Rico
Jaffe, Nina 2005. Golden Flower: A Taíno Myth from Puerto Rico. Illustrated by Enrique O. Sanchez. Houston, TX: Piñata Books.
Jiménez, Francisco. 1998. La mariposa. Illustrated by Simón Silva. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
Johnston, Tony. 2009. My Abuelita. Illustrated by Yuyi Morales. Watertown, MA: Orlando, FL: Harcourt.
Johnston, Tony. 2001. Uncle Rain Cloud. Illustrated by Fabrico Vanden Broeck. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge.
Johnston, Tony. 2000. Day of the Dead. Illustrated by Jeanette Winter. NY: Sandpiper.
Keep, Richard. 2008. Clatter Bash! A Day of the Dead Celebration. Atlanta, GA: Peachtree Publishers.
Krull, Kathleen. 2003. Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez. Illustrated by Yuyi Morales. New York: Harcourt.
Krull, Kathleen. 1994. Maria Molina and the Days of the Dead. Illustrated by Enrique O. Sanchez. NY: Simon & Schuster.
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Yuyi Morales's illustration from Floating on Mama's Song.
Lacamara, Laura. 2010. Floating on Mama's Song/Flotando en la cancion de mama. Illustrated by Yuyi Morales. NY: Katherine Tegen Books.
Laínez, René Colato. 2010. The Tooth Fairy Meets El Ratón Pérez. Illustrated by Tom Lintern. San Francisco, CA: Tricycle Press.
Laínez, René Colato. 2010. My Shoes and I. Illustrated by Fabricio Vanden Broeck. Honesdale, PA: Boyds Mill Press.
Laínez, René Colato. 2010. From North to South/Del Norte al Sur. Illustrated by Joe Cepeda. San Francisco, CA: Children's Book Press.
Laínez, René Colato 2004. Waiting for Papá/Esperando a Papá. Illustrated by Anthony Accardo.  Houston, TX: Piñata Books.
Lee, Claudia M. (Ed.). 2002. Messengers of Rain and Other Poems from Latin America. Illustrated by Tafael Yockteng Toronto, Groundwood Books.     
Leiner, Katherine. 2001. Mama Does the Mambo. Illustrated by Edel Rodriguez. New York: Hyperion.
López de Mariscal, Bianca. 2001. The Harvest Birds/Los pajaros de la cosecha. Illustrated by Enrique Flores. San Francisco, CA: Children's Book Press.
Luenn, Nancy. 1994. Gift for Abuelita/Un regalo para Abuelita: Celebrating the Day of the Dead/En celebracion del Dia de los Muertos. Illustrated by Robert Chapman. Flagstaff, AZ: Rising Moon.
Luján, Jorge. 2012. Con el sol en los ojos/With the Sun in My Eyes. Illustrated by Morteza Zahedi. Toronto: Groundwood Books.
Luján, Jorge. 2008. Colors! Colores! . Illustrated by Piet Grobler. Toronto: Groundwood Books.
Luján, Jorge. 2007. Sky Blue Accident/Accidente celeste. Illustrated by Piet Grobler. Toronto: Groundwood Books.
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Piet Grobler's illustration from Sky Blue Accident/Accidente celeste.
Luján, Jorge. 2006. Tarde de invierno/Winter afternoon. Illustrated by Mandana Sadat. Toronto: Groundwood Books.
Luján, Jorge. 2004. Rooster/Gallo. Illustrated by Manuel Monroy. Toronto: Groundwood Books.
Luján, Jorge. 2003. Daybreak/Nightfall. Illustrated by Manuel Monroy. Toronto: Groundwood Books.
Luján, Jorge. 2003. Alba Y Ocaso. Illustrated by Manuel Monroy. Toronto: Groundwood Books.
Luján, Jorge. 2002. Beyond My Hand. Illustrated by Georgina Quintana. Toronto: Groundwood Books.
Luján, Jorge. 2002. Mas alla de mi brazo. Illustrated by Georgina Quintana. Toronto: Groundwood Books.





Sunday, November 27, 2011

The Familiar Falling Away



Some months ago I was speaking with Monika Hardy (@monk51295) and she said to me, "You need to make a book about rhizomes."

Well I thought about that for several months.

Really.

And now I am pleased to announce that my new photography book, The Familiar Falling Away, has just been published as an ebook for iPad/iPhone and is also available as a physical book (12" square).

The book is a visual exploration of Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari's (1987) concept of the rhizome. Through black and white images and a few sparse words, I situate the concept within the everyday.  I made the black and white images in the United States, Ireland, and Tuscany from 2008 through 2011.

Here are a couple of page spreads from the book.








 Hope you will take a look.  The entire book is available for preview.

Latino/a Books for Elementary Children, Part I

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Ada, Alma Flor. 2004. I Love Saturdays y domingos. Illustrated by Elivia Savadier. New York: Atheneum.
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Ada, Alma Flor. 1999. La lagartija y el sol/The Lizard and the Sun. Illustrated by Felipe Sávalos. New York: Aladdin.
Ada, Alma Flor. 1995. My Name is María Isabel. Illustrated by K. Dyble Thompson. New York: Aladdin.
Ada, Alma Flor. 1994.  Gathering the Sun: An Alphabet in Spanish and English. Illustrated by Simon Silva. NY: HarperTrophy.  
Ada, Alma Flor, F. Isabel Campoy and Alice Schertle. 2003. Pio Peep! Traditional Spanish Nursery Rhymes.  Illustrated by Vivi Escriva. New York: Rayo.
Alarcón, Francisco X. 2009. Animal Poems of Iguzu/Animalario del Iguazu. Illustrated by Maya Christina Gonzalez. San Francisco, CA: Children's Book Press.
Alarcón, Francisco X. 2005. Poems to Dream Together/ Poemas para soñar juntos. Illustrated by Paula Barragán. NY: Lee & Low Books.
Alarcón, Francisco X. 2005. Laughing Tomatoes: And Other Spring Poems / Jitomates Risuenos: Y Otros Poemas de Primavera. Illustrated by Maya Christina Gonzalez. San Francisco, CA: Children's Book Press.
Alarcón, Francisco X. 2005. From the Bellybutton of the Moon and Other Summer Poems / Del Ombligo de la Luna: Y Otros Poemas de Verano. Illustrated by Maya Christina Gonzalez. San Francisco, CA: Children's Book Press.      
Alarcón, Francisco X. 2005. Angels Ride Bikes: And Other Fall Poems / Los Angeles Andan en bicicleta: Y Otros Poemas de Otoño. Illustrated by Maya Christina Gonzalez. San Francisco, CA: Children's Book Press.      
Alarcón, Francisco X.  2005. Iguanas in the Snow: And Other Winter Poems / Iguanas en la Nieve Y Otros Poemas de Invierno. Illustrated by Maya Christina Gonzalez. San Francisco, CA: Children's Book Press.
Amado, Elisa. 2011. What Are You Doing? Illustrated Manuel Monroy. Toronto: Groundwood Books.
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Amado, Elisa. 2007. Tricycle. Illustrated by Alfonso Ruano. Toronto: Groundwood Books.
Amado, Elisa. 2007. El triciclo. Illustrated by Alfonso Ruano. Toronto: Groundwood Books.
Amado, Elisa. 2004. Cousins. Illustrated by Luis Garay. Toronto: Groundwood Books.
Amado, Elisa. 1999. Barrilete: A Kite for the Day of the Dead. Illustrated by Joya Hairs. Toronto: Groundwood Books.
Ancona, George. 2007. Capoeira: Game! Dance! Martial Art! New York: Lee & Low.
Ancona, George. 1993. Pablo Remembers: The Fiesta of the Day of the Dead. NY: HarperCollins.
Anda, Diane. 2012. A Day without Sugar/Un dia sin azúcar. Illustrated by Janet Montecalvo. Houston, TX: Piñata Books.
Andrews-Goebel, Nancy. 2002. The Pot that Juan Built. Illustrated by David Diaz. NY: Lee & Low Books.
Anzaldúa, Gloria. 2001. Prietita and the Ghost Woman/Prietita y la llorona. Illustrated by Maya Christina Gonzalez. San Francisco, CA: Children’s Book Press.
Anzaldúa, Gloria. 1997. Friends From the Other side/Amigos del otro lado. Illustrated by Consuelo Méndez. San Francisco, CA: Children’s Book Press.

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Argueta, Jorge. 2012. Guacamole: Un poema para cocinar /A Cooking Poem. Illustrated by Margarita Sada. Toronto: Groundwood.    
Argueta, Jorge. 2010. Arroz con leche/Rice Pudding: In poema para cocinar/A Cooking Poem. Illustrated by Fernando Vilela. Toronto: Groundwood.    
Argueta, Jorge. 2008. Xochitl and the Flowers/Xochitl, la Nina de las flores. Illustrations by al Angel. San Francisco, CA: Children’s Book Press.
Argueta, Jorge. 2006. Moony Luna: Luna, Lunita, Lunera. Illustrations by Elizabeth Goméz. San Francisco, CA: Children’s Book Press.
Argueta, Jorge. 2006. Talking with Mother Earth/Hablando con Madre Tierra. Illustrated by Lucia Angela Perez. Toronto: Groundwood Books.
Argueta, Jorge.  2003. Trees are Hanging from the Sky. Illustrated by Rafael Yockteng. Toronto: Groundwood.      
Argueta, Jorge.  2001.  A Movie in My Pillow/Una película en mi almohada.  Illustrated by Elizabeth Gómez.  San Francisco: Children’s Book Press.
Astorga, Amalia and Nabhan, Gary Paul. 2002. Efrain of the Sonora Desert: A Lizard’s Life Among the Seri Indians. Illustrated by Janet K. Miller. El Paso, TX: Cinco Puntos Press.
Benatar, Raquel. 2004. Isabel Allende: Recuerdos para un cuento/Isabel Allende: Memories for a Story. Illustrated by Fernando Molinari.  Houston, TX: Piñata Books.
Bernier-Grand Carmen T. 2009. Diego: Bigger than Life. Illustrated by David Diaz. Tarrytown, New York: Marshall Cavendish.

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Bernier-Grand, Carmen T. 2006. Shake It, Morena! And Other Folktales from Puerto Rico. Illustrated by Lulu Delacre. Minneapolis. MN: Millbrook Press.
Bernier-Grand, Carmen T. 2004. César: !Si, Se Puede! Yes, We Can! Illustrated by David Diaz. Tarrytown, NY: Marshall Cavendish.
Bertrand, Diane Gonzales. 2012. Sofia and the Purple Dress/Sofia y el vestido morado. Illustrated by Lisa Fields. Houston, TX: Piñata Books.
Bertrand, Diane Gonzales. 2011. Adelita and the Veggie Cousins/Adelita y las primas verduritas. Illustrated by Christina Ann Rodriguez. Houston, TX: Piñata Books.
Blanco, Alberto. 1998. Angel’s Kite/La estrella de Ángel. Illustrated by Rodolfo Morales. San Francisco, CA: Children’s Book Press.
Brown, Monica. 2011. Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match/Marisol McDonald no combina. Illustrated by Sara Palacios. San Francisco, CA: Children’s Book Press.
Brown, Monica. 2011. Clara and the Curandera/ Clara y la curander. Illustrated by Thelma Muraida. Houston, TX: Piñata Books.
Brown, Monica. 2011. Pablo Neruda: Poet of the People. Illustrated by Julie Paschkis. New York: Henry Holt.
Brown, Monica. 2010. Chavela and the Magic Bubble. Illustrated by Magaly Morales. New York: Clarion.
Brown, Monica. 2010. Side by Side/Lado a lado: The Story of Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez/La historia de Dolores Huerta y Cesar Chavez. Illustrated by Joe Cepeda. New York: HarperCollins/Rayo.
Brown, Monica. 2010. Pele, King of Soccer/Pele, El rey del futbol. Illustrated by Rudy Gutierrez. New York: HarperCollins/Rayo.
Brown, Monica. 2007. My Name Is Gabito/Mi llamo Gabito: The Life Gabriel Garcia Marquez/La Vida De Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Illustrated by Raul Colón. Flagstaff, AZ: Luna Rising.
Brown, Monica. 2005. My Name Is Gabriel/Me llamo Gabriela: The Life of Gabriela Mistral/la vida de Gabriela Mistral. Illustrated by John Parra. Flagstaff, AZ: Luna Rising.
Brown, Monica. 2004. My Name Is Celia! The Life of Celia Cruz/Me llamo Celia: La vida de Celia Cruz. Illustrated by Rafael López. Flagstaff, AZ: Luna Rising.
Buchanan, Ken & Debby. 1994. It Rained on the Desert Today. Illustrated by Libby Tracy. Flagstaff, AZ: Northland.
Buchanan, Ken. 1991. This House is Made of Mud/Esta casa está hecha de lodo. Illustrated by Libra Tracy. Translated by Patricia Hinton Davison. Flagstaff, AZ: Luna Rising.
Buchmann, Stephen & Diana Cohn. 2007. The Bee Tree. Illustrated by Paul Mirocha. El Paso, TX: Cinco Puntos Press.
Buitrago, Jairo. 2012. Jimmy the Greatest! Illustrated by Elisa Amado. Toronto: Groundwood Books.
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Bursztyn, Dina. 2011. The Land of Lost things/El país de los cosas perdidas. Houston, TX: Piñata Books.
Byrd, Lee Merrill. 2005. Lover Boy / Juanito el Carinoso: A Bilingual Counting Book (English and Spanish Edition). Illustrated by Francisco Delgado. New York: Lee & Low. (English and Spanish). 
Campos, Tito. 2001. Muffler Man/El hombre mofle. Illustrated by Lamberto Alvarez. Houston, TX: Arte Publico Press.
Canpoy, Isabel & Alma Flor Ada. 2006. Tales Our Abuelitas Told: A Hispanic Folktale Collection. Illustrated by Felipe Dávalos, Viví Escrivá, Susan Guevara, and Leyla Torres. NY: Simon & Schuster.
Caraballo, Samuel. 2002. Estrellita se despide de su isla/Estrellita Says Good-bye to Her Island. Illustrated by Pablo Torrecilla.  Houston, TX: Piñata Books.
Cardenas, Teresa, 2008. Oloyou. Illustrated by Margarita Sada. Toronto: Groundwood Books.
Carling, Amelia Lau. 2005. Sawdust Carpets. Toronto: Groundwood Books.
Carling, Amelia Lau. 2005. Alfombras de aserrín: Sawdust Carpets. Toronto: Groundwood Books.
Carling, Amelia Lau. 2003. La Tienda de Mama y Papa. Toronto: Groundwood Books.
Carling, Amelia Lau. 1998. Mama and Papa Have a Store. New York: Dial.
Castaneda, Omar S. 1995. Abuela’s Weave. Illustrated by Enrique O. Sanchez. New York: Lee & Low.

Chambers, Veronica. 2005. Celia Cruz: Queen of Salsa. Illustrated by Julie Maren. New York: Dial.
Cisneros, Sandra. 1997. Hairs/Pelitos. Illustrated by Terry Yóáñez. NY: Dragonfly Books.
Cofer, Judith Ortiz. 2011. A Bailar!/Let’s Dance. Illustrated by Christina Ann Rodriguez. Houston, TX: Piñata Books.

Dream Carver

Cohn, Diana. 2002. Dream Carver. Illustrated by Amy Córdova. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books.
Cohn, Diana. 2002. ¡Si, Se Puede!/Yes, We Can!: Janitor Strike in L.A. Illustrated by Francisco Delgado. El Paso: Cinco Puntos.
Colon, Edie. 2011. Good-bye, Havana! Hola New York! Illustrated by Raul Colon. New York: Simon & Schuster.
Corpi, Lucha. 2009. Triple Banana Split Boy/El nino goloso. Illustrated by Lisa Fields. Houston TX: Piñata Books.
Corpi, Lucha. 2002. Where Fireflies Dance/Ahi, donde bailan las luciernagas. Illustrated by Mira Reisberg. San Francisco, CA: Children's Book Press.
Cumpiano, Ina. 2008. Quinto, Day and Night/ Quinito, dia y noche. Illustrated by Jose Ramirez. San Francisco, CA: Children’s Book Press.
Cumpiano, Ina. 2005. Quinto’s Neighborhood/El vecindario de Quinito. Illustrated by Jose Ramirez. San Francisco, CA: Children’s Book Press.
Da Colo, Ivar. 2005. Azucar. NY: Lectorum Publications.


Dole, Mayra L. 2004. Birthday in the Barrio/Cumpleanos en el barrio. Illustrated by Tonel. San Francisco, CA: Children’s Book Press.
Dole, Mayra L. 2003. Drum, Chavi Drum! Toca, Chavi, toca. Illustrated by Tonel. San Francisco, CA: Children’s Book Press.
Dorros, Arthur. 2008. Papá and Me. Illustrated by Rudy Gitierrez. New York: Rayo.
Dorros, Arthur. 1999. Isla. Illustrated by Elisa Kleven. New York: Harper Trophy.
Dorros, Arthur. 1997. Abuela. Illustrated by Elisa Kleven. Translation by Sandra Marulanda. New York: Harper Trophy.
Dorros, Arthur. 1997. Radio Man/Don Radio. NY: Harper Trophy.
Elya, Susan Middleton. 2006. Home at Last. Illustrated by Felipe Davalos. New York: Lee & Low Books.
Elya, Susan Middleton. 2006. F is for Fiesta. Illustrated by G. Brian Karas. New York: Putnam Juvenile.
Elya, Susan Middleton & Merry Banks. 2007. N is for Navidad. Illustrated by Joe Cepeda. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle Books.
Figueredo, D.H. 2003. The Road to Santiago. Illustrated by Pablo Torrecilla. New York: Lee & Low.
Figueredo, D.H. 1999. When this World Was New. Illustrated by Enrique O. Sanchez. New York: Lee & Low Books.

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