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Americas Award Online Curriculum

Unless otherwise noted, these units were produced by Linda Kreft (retired director, Technology-Curriculum Resource Center, Milwaukee Public Schools)


Cinnamon Girl: Letters Found Inside a Cereal Box by Juan Felipe Herrera (HarperCollins, Joanna Cotler Books)


My Name is Celia/Me llamo Celia by Monica Brown; Rafael López Illustrator (Luna Rising)
Curriculum (pdf - 235k)

Sammy & Juliana in Hollywood by Benjamin Alire Sáenz (Cinco Puntos)
prepared by educator Helen Buchanan
Curriculum (pdf - 596k)


Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book by Yuyi Morales (Chronicle Books)
Curriculum (pdf - 315k)

See also
Just a Minute Teacher's Guide (Chronicle) written by Rose Zertuche Treviño (Houston)
Teacher's Guide (pdf - 2553k)

Please note that this is a large file and may take some time to download. If you do not have a high speed Internet connection, download the teacher's guide in three parts. Cover (682k), pages 2-4 (917k), pages 5-8 (620k).

The Meaning of Consuelo by Judith Ortiz Cofer (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
Curriculum (pdf - 80k)

Harvesting Hope: The Story of César Chávez by Kathleen Krull; Yuyi Morales Illustrator (Harcourt) Honorable Mention

Prepared by Yuyi Morales with the collaboration of Vincent Buckwash, teacher in Kennett Square, PA, and Susan Katz, National Board Certified Teacher

Curriculum (pdf - 1031k)

Please note that this is a large file and may take some time to download if you do not have a high speed Internet connection.


Before We Were Free by Julia Alvarez (Knopf)
Curriculum (pdf - 219k)

Frida by Jonah Winter; Ana Juan Illustrator (Scholastic, Inc.) Honorable Mention
Curriculum (pdf - 435k)

Behind the Mountains by Edwidge Danticat (HarperCollins) Honorable Mention
Curriculum (pdf - 82k)


A Movie in My Pillow by Jorge Argueta; Elizabeth Gómez Illustrator (Children's Book Press)
Curriculum (pdf - 229k)

Breaking Through by Francisco Jiménez (Houghton Mifflin)
Curriculum (pdf - 36k)


The Composition by Antonio Skármeta; Alfonso Ruano Illustrator (Groundwood)
Curriculum (pdf - 63k)

The Color of My Words by Lynn Joseph (HarperCollins)
Curriculum (pdf - 37k)


Crashboomlove by Juan Felipe Herrera (University of New Mexico Press)
Curriculum (pdf - 65k)


Barrio: José's Neighborhood by George Ancona (Harcourt Brace)
Curriculum (pdf - 232k)

Mama and Papa Have a Store by Amelia Lau Carling (Dial)
Curriculum (pdf - 192k)


The Circuit by Francisco Jiménez (University of New Mexico Press)
Curriculum (pdf - 37k)

The Face at the Window by Regina Hanson Linda Saport Illustrator (Clarion)
Curriculum (pdf - 81k)


In My Family/En mi familia by Carmen Lomas Garza (Children's Book Press)
Curriculum (pdf - 154k)

Parrot in the Oven by Victor Martínez (HarperCollins)
Curriculum (pdf - 34k)


Tonight, by Sea by Frances Temple (Orchard)
Curriculum (pdf - 158k)


The Mermaid's Twin Sister by Lynn Joseph (Clarion)
Curriculum (pdf - 106k)


Vejigante Masquerader by Lulu Delacre (Scholastic)
Curriculum (pdf - 194k)