The First Tortilla: A Bilingual Story
Jade's village is running out of water. When a small blue hummingbird tells Jade that she most go to the Mountain Spirit to ask for rain, she is afraid to make the journey alone — but she knows that it may be her village's only hope. Based on an ancient Mexican legend, Rudolf Anaya has created a memorable story to introduce young readers to the importance of corn — and tortillas — as Mexican food staples.
Age Level: 3-6
Book Series: Favorite Foods: Hispanic Heritage Folk Tales and Legends: Hispanic Heritage Folk Tales, Fables, and Fairy Tales: Books for Young Children Favorite Foods: Books for Young Children