Quinito's Neighborhood / El Vecindario de Quinito
By Ina Cumpiano
Illustrated by José Ramírez
Quinito knows that his neighborhood is made up of much more than just buildings, streets, and shops—it is made up of all the people he knows and loves. People like his grown-up cousin Tita, who learns how to make people laugh in clown school, and his aunt, who paints murals to brighten up the streets. Everyone in the neighborhood has an important job, and each friend and neighbor knows and values everyone else.
José Ramírez's jewel-like paintings vibrate with life and energy, and bring Quinito’s charming neighborhood journey to life. Quinito's Neighborhood will inspire readers to explore and appreciate their own neighborhoods, and show them the boundless array of different jobs in their communities.
About the Creators
is a Puerto Rican writer and editor. Morning and night, she edits books, plays with her eleven grandkids (big and small), writes poems (good and bad), and travels (near and far). She lives in San Francisco, California.
is an artist, author, elementary school teacher, and illustrator of six children's books and counting. He lives in Los Angeles, California with his three daughters: Tonantzin, Luna, and Sol.