Mi chiquitica en Luna Llena/ My Little One In Full Moon Bilingual poem presented from a mother’s perspective, whose expressions of love are directly connected to the child’s identity, showing the reader how at a young age, one can see specific traits on the development of cultural and family identity. With an emphasis on the “tambores” (drums), and the rhythm inherited from her ancestors, this little one serves as a conversation opener for topics such as self-acceptance, family and cultural identity, stereotypes and cultural diversity. Excellent for young readers! The vivid colorful images help engage the visual learners, and the rhymes invite the kinesthetic learners to move, as the Latin rhythm of guaguancó sets the tone to the story. This fairy children’s book is the perfect addition to your family’s library!
About the Author:
Born and raised in the Dominican Republic, Adriana Devers migrated to the United States at 13 years of age. As an adolescent her major struggle was with her identity, as she felt she lived in a cultural limbo, questioning the close ties she kept with her Dominican roots and trying to immerse herself in the American culture. With a Bachelor's Degree in Spanish Language and Literature, Master's Degree in Liberal Studies, over a decade of experience in the education field and a passion for the Spanish language and Latino heritage, Devers has taken on a journey to empower our youth using our language and heritage as the main tools. With Mi chiquitica en luna llena/ My Little One in Full Moon, her first children's book, she has been visiting educational institutions throughout Long Island N.Y., and most recently the town of Aibonito, P.R. where she was awarded a Proclamation by the town major, in recognition of her letter writing campaign "Letters of Hope" post hurricane Maria. A poet, educator and storyteller, the author showcases some of her work through her website: www.cuentosdetriadas.com