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!
Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant’s Tale by Duncan Tonatiuh
Pablo Neruda: Poet of the People by Monica Brown
Drum Dream Girl: how one girl’s courage changed music by Margarite Engle
The Coyote Under the Table by Joe Hayes
The Day it Snowed Tortillas by Joe Hayes
Grades 4 – 6
The Dreamer by Pam Munoz Ryan
Under the Mambo Moon by Julia Durango
Yes! We Are Latinos by Alma Flor Ada
Stay tuned for our next family concert book list about C Street Brass and what it means to be sensory friendly.