In my opinion, books are the best accessory.
Neighborhood Odes by Gary Soto, illustrated by David Diaz – Poetry – This felt like a novel in verse following life in a Mexican-American neighborhood that’s full of joy, love, simple views of life and more. Just a wonderful book. I took my time reading this one because I wanted to treasure every word. From “Ode to my Library”:
With two rooms
Of books, a globe,
That I once
Dropped, some maps
Of the United States and Mexico,
And a fish tank with
A blue fish that
Is always making jeta,
There are tables and chairs,
And a pencil sharpener
On the wall: a crayon is stuck
In it, but I didn’t do it….
Goodreads Summary: “Award-winning poet Gary Soto and Caldecott winner David Diaz turn their eyes on the world of kids. From family pictures to pinatas, from the gatowith a meow like a rusty latch to Fourth of July fireworks, the startling and often overlooked moments that define childhood are vividly brought to life by these two acclaimed talents.”
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