Our upcoming family concert, Cuentos: Tales from the Latino World is this Sunday! Cuentos stars David Gonzalez, master storyteller and musician, as he tells stories, fairy tales and magical legends from Mexico, the Caribbean and the Bronx. The show is an amazing glimpse into Latino culture, and our partners at the Bud Werner Memorial Library have made the experience even better and more fulfilling for families. The children’s librarians created an amazing book list for our young people. Any of the books on this list would be a great introduction for your child to Latino culture and make their concert experience richer. Even more – did you know we’ve also partnered with the Bud Werner Memorial Library to be a summer reading hot spot? If your child is caught reading at the pavilion or in the Festival Park, they could win a free ticket to a family show by showing their library card! Strings is proud to encourage reading this summer with the library. We hope to see you soon!

Pablo NerudaPancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant’s Tale by Duncan Tonatiuh

Grades 1-4

Pablo Neruda: Poet of the People by Monica Brown

Grades 1-4

Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation by Duncan Tonatiuh

Grades 1-4 

Drum Dream Girl: how one girl’s courage changed music by Margarite EngleDrum Dream Girl

Grades 1-4

The Coyote Under the Table by Joe Hayes

Grades 1-7







Day it Snowed TortillasThe Day it Snowed Tortillas by Joe Hayes

Grades 4 – 6

The Dreamer by Pam Munoz Ryan

Grades 4-8







Yes We ARe Latinos

Under the Mambo Moon by Julia Durango

Grades 4-7

Yes! We Are Latinos by Alma Flor Ada

Grades 4-8


Stay tuned for our next family concert book list about C Street Brass and what it means to be sensory friendly.

Posted on July 5, 2016
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