"Maya, Princess of Tortillas" - Release Date April 1st!
Young Maya can’t wait to make corn tortillas with her mami when she suddenly finds herself on an adventure through Tortilla Land, where she becomes the Princess of Tortillas! She gets to see how tortillas are made and helps her friends get rid of the gooey foam, sallitrot, invading every corner of their home. ... How many tortillas can YOU eat?
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What if we could make the friendship book about all the wonderful small and big things that make a friend good for us, honest and truly good just because of who they are and how they act? Not perfect friends, but good friends? And what if a child could pick up this book and see that not everyone you meet has to be a friend, but that if you spot a good one, they're a keeper.
The musical Hamilton touched such a nerve with me with me when it asked: “Who tells your story?”
So many times in my life, I have wondered this. Who is telling our stories? The stories of all of us, including Latino, Black, indigenous, Asian heroes, history, people, culture. When I was little, I wanted to see books with characters who looked like me and it was so rare when I did.