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Hairs/Pelitos

by Sandra Cisneros

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A good book to read when talking about differences and diversity. The children in the book describe the differences in their own hair. Bilingual story .
age: 3,4,5,6,7
source: Guiding Behavior
  michellehewitt | Oct 22, 2013 |
"Hairs/Pelitos" is a vignette taken from Sandra Cisneros' novel "The House on Mango Street," and it tells a wonderful story about a girl's family and the different types of hair they all have. Told with brilliant colors and pictures, the story details each member of a little girl's family as she speaks of the type of hair that they have - long, short, textured, soft, and spiky. It engages young students by talking using the five senses to create an experience, and teaches diversity. Written in both Spanish and English, the undertones of this book are ones of acceptance, love, and tolerance for all different types of people with varied personalities and outward appearances. ( )
  KylieBrigham | Oct 1, 2012 |
This jewel-like vignette from Sandra Cisneros's best-selling The House on Mango Street shows, through simple, intimate portraits, the diversity among us.
  Alice.rivera56 | Jun 12, 2012 |
Hairs/Pelitos is a bout a girl who describes the hair of each of her family members, but her favorite is her mothers. ( )
  kclopez | Jan 28, 2012 |
This book is a great tool for the classroom. It is especially helpful for native spanish speaking students. When I read this with my class, the students were very excited to speak spanish or learn a new language. It also introduced the idea of diversity and started a very in-depth discussion within my group. I did not like the story line very much. It is more poetic than a story. I would, however, use this again as an interactive read aloud in a classroom. ( )
  brborsen | Dec 11, 2011 |
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Hairs/Pelitos is a bilingual children's book adapted from one of the vignettes in her novel The House on Mango Street. This is a separate work, and the two should not be combined.
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This jewel-like vignette from Sandra Cisneros's best-selling The House on Mango Street shows, through simple, intimate portraits, the diversity among us.

A Dragonfly Book in English and Spanish.

A Parenting Magazine Best Children's Book of the Year  

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Un excelente constructor de vocabulario, con nombres de objetos en Inglés y en Español, acompañados por ilustraciones, agrupados por tópicos como colores, juguetes, animales y herramientas.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:57:15 -0400)

A girl describes how each person in the family has hair that looks and acts different, Papa's like a broom, Kiki's like fur, and Mama's with the sweet smell of bread before it's baked

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