“Sofi and the Magic, Musical Mural: Sofi y el mágico mural musical” Raquel M. Ortiz

Rated 4 stars **** Piñata Books (Arte Público Press). 2015. (Includes a Glossary and Information about the Mural.)

SofiAndTheMagicMusicalMuralA cold, wintry day in the city is transformed for a young girl when she is sent on an errand by her mother. While passing a mural of Puerto Rican symbols, she finds herself transported into Old San Juan. There she experiences Puerto Rican music, dance and culture, including meeting a Vejigante who had previously filled her with fear.

This bilingual fantastical tale is a light foray into Puerto Rican culture and symbolism, allowing readers to “taste” parts of the Island and learn more about this Caribbean treasure.

Recommended for ages 6-9.

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Author: Mrs. Mac

As a School Librarian, I was Co-Chair of REFORMA's (The National Association to Promote Library Services to the Latinos and Spanish Speaking) CAYASC (Children & Young Adult Services Committee) for 2 yrs. As Co-Chair, I was in charge of all things YA. I have been a member of YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) for many years, and have worked as a school librarian for many years. When I'm not blogging, I like to read, run, race and sing - not necessarily in that order. My blog reviews books I enjoyed (or didn't enjoy), which leaves you to ask yourself "Should I Read it or Not?"

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