By Mimi Chapra
Illustrated by Christy Hale
A Latino boy and his friends celebrate his birthday at a party with a traditional piñata.
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About the Creators
was born in Havana, Cuba. As a young girl, she loved to recite rhymes while she jumped rope, and she took up jumping rope again to help her feel the rhythm of this story. Mimi is a full-time writer. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking with her husband in the Wissahikon woods near their home in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
CHRISTY HALE has illustrated numerous award-winning books for children, including Dreaming Up: A Celebration of Building and several other titles for Lee & Low Books. As an educator, Hale currently teaches picture book writing at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. She has also taught art and graphic design to high school students, and first learned about the Lemon Grove case at an in-service teacher workshop. Hale and her husband live in Palo Alto, California. You can visit her online at christyhale.com. Photo credit: Jenna Cole.