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      Latino Music Resources
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For Children, pre-k-2

  • Alice, Schertle (adapter), Vivi Escriva (illus.), Pio Peep! Traditional Spanish Nursery Rhymes

For Chilren, kindergarten to sixth grade

  • Maricel E. Presilla Mola: Cuna Life, Stories and Art
  • Juan Felipe Herrera, Elly Simmons (illus.) Calling the Doves/El Canto de las Palomas
  • Marc Tyler Nobleman, Panama (Countries of the World)
  • Helen Frost, A Look at México
  • Tracey Boraas, Colombia (Countries and Cultures)
  • Seymour, I am Mexican American (Our American Family)
  • Eve Bunting, David Diaz (illus.), Going Home
  • Gary Soto, Susan Guevara (illus.), Chato's Kitchen
  • Peter Laufer, Susan L. Roth, Make in México
  • Jose-Luis Orozco, Elisa Kleven (illus.), Diez Deditos: Play Rhymes Action Songs from Latin America (cd)

For older children and adults

  • Dan Sheehy, Mariachi Museum in America (The Global Music Series)
  • Steven Loza, Tito Puente and the Making of Latin Music
  • Norma E. Cantú, Olga Nájera-Ramíez, editors, Chicana Traditions


  • "¡Llegaron Los Camperos!: Nati Cano's Mariachi Los Camperos"
  • "Raices Latinas: Smithsonian Folkways Latino Roots Collection"
  • Las Guitarras de México, "Esperanda"
  • Las Guitarras de México, "Eternamente"
  • Karin Stein and Ed East, Latin America: Music & Culture Kit (excerpt, book/CD)
  • Las Guitarras de Mexico

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