Am I Blue or Am I Green?
Azul o verde. ¿Cúal soy yo?
Experience a young child's quest to understand the difference between the Blue of the American Flag and the Green of the Mexican Flag as he discovers the richness of his two distinct cultural heritages.
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Meet the author:
Beatrice Zamora is an award winning children’s book author. Her first bilingual children’s book, The Spirit of Chicano Park/El espíritu del Parque Chicano, published by Tolteca Press in 2020, has won several local, national and international awards. She is an artist, activist, and retired educator, born in San Diego, California with roots in New Mexico, Arizona, and Guanajuato, Mexico. Having lived much of her life near the U.S.–Mexico border, this book captures the Chicano/a and immigrant reality.
Meet the illustrator:
Berenice Badillo is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Board Certified Art Therapist, community artist, and a Chicano Park Muralist. She is an immigrant from La Piedad, Michoacán, Mexico and has found herself straddling intertwined cultural and subcultural identities her entire life. She strives to create communal cultural wealth through murals, sculpture, pop up art galleries and in the co-creation of counter stories.
Coming soon 2022:
Huehue'Tocaitl: Traditional Names/Nombres Tradicionales
In modern Mestizo/Chicano culture, names are often given to children at various significant times in their lives. This book provides native names, primarily Nahuatl and other indigenous languages primarily from Mexico. Each definition includes the name as is used in its historical context.