Birthday in the Barrio/ Cumpleaños en el Barrio

By Kirkus Reviews

[T]he brilliantly colored illustrations reflect the ‘barrios’ of southern Florida as well as the semi-tropical islands from which so many of its people originated. The importance of a girl’s 15th birthday will be obvious to Latinos, but the story provides clues for non-Latinos as well. In addition, the warmth of family and community suffuses the tale and crosses all cultural boundaries.