Xochitl and the Flowers/Xochitl, la niña de las flores by Jorge Argueta

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Miles away from their home in El Salvador, Xochitl (Soh-cheel) and her family make a home in America. Xochitl misses her family’s small flower business and garden back home. By selling flowers on the street the Flores family begin to make friends with their new neighbors. But it is not until the family decides to start a nursery that Xochitl learns the value of community. Award-winning writer Jorge Argueta has crafted a moving story about a family’s determination to set down roots and about their child’s blooming in a new environment. Carl Angel’s artwork splendidly documents this quintessentially American immigration story.
 

About Jorge Argueta

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Jorge Argueta is a native Salvadoran and Pipil Nahua Indian. He is an award-winning author of picture books and poetry for young children. He lives in San Francisco. Domi's wonderful illustrations appear in many children's books, including the Napi titles by Antonio Ramírez as well as The Night the Moon Fell and The Race of Toad and Deer by Pat Mora. She is Mazateca and lives in Oaxaca, Mexico.
 
Published June 19, 2003 by Children's Book Press. 32 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference. Fiction

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She begins working on her dream by selling bouquets of flowers on the roadside, walking door to door with Xochitl in their new neighborhood.

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Xochitl and her family have come from El Salvador and are missing home very much.

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