Children's book gift! The Little Doctor/El doctorcito

The Little Doctor/El doctorcito (published by Piñata Books)

Amazing gift for Children during the Holidays!

The Little Doctor/El doctorcito, published by Piñata Books, a bilingual classic, great Holiday and Baby-Shower gift, available where books are sold!

What happens to a boy as he sets off with his grandmother to serve as her language broker at her doctor’s appointment?

Here’s why every Latino child should read this book!

  • With lively, colorful illustrations by Victoria Castillo, this book will encourage children to think about their own futures as well as the role their culture can play in helping the community.
  • The themes of empowerment, education and determination resonate throughout this wonderful children’s book. There are messages for all ages!
  • This book also makes us aware of the diversity among Latinas/os while highlighting their shared cultural values of familism, empathy, education, and hard work. In the candid manner of a child’s perspective, the book introduces hefty issues about healthcare policy, cultural expectations, and stereotypes.
  • Analysis of these themes could lead to rich classroom discussions and opportunities for fostering cross-cultural understanding. (Grades K-5).

Please see website for additional information and help make The Little Doctor a bilingual classic.

 

 

What happens to a boy as he sets off with his grandmother to serve as her language broker at her doctor’s appointment?

Find out when you read CLASP commended title, The Little Doctor/El doctorcito, published by Piñata Books.

http://claspprograms.org/uploads/Americas_Award_Annotations_2018-1527256671.pdf

 

 

Review:

“A great story on an important topic, this Latino family narrative deals with the challenges of diversity within our healthcare system. Wonderful characters and pacing are all perfectly illustrated by Victoria Castillo. The Little Doctor / El doctorcito is a story that speaks with heart.”—John Parra (artist/illustrator)

Highlight:

I am thrilled to share with you the news that the Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP) selected The Little Doctor/El doctorcito to their Commended Titles list for the 2018 Américas Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature!

The Commended Titles list of books recognizes titles that have been identified as a resource for classroom and/or for library collection development. #AmericasAward18 https://as.vanderbilt.edu/clas/2018-americas-award-winners-announced/

 

 

Buy the book for the Holidays!

 

You can buy the book on Amazon here!

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