Clearinghouse Resource


Xochitl and the Flowers; Xochitl, la Nina de las Flores


Argueta, Jorge
Angel, Carl (illustrator)


San Francisco: Children's Book Press

Source Information (Journal Title, Date, Length)

2005, 32 pages

Description of Resource

In this story based on real events, Xochitl Flores and her family move from El Salvador to Los Angeles. Life is very different in the United States, and Xochitl begins to adjust and settle into her new routine while still missing her home in El Salvador. When a local neighbor makes it difficult for her family to sell flowers like they did before moving to the United States, it is the community that rallies around the Flores family and helps them maintain the life they love so much. This book is written in both English and Spanish, with illustrations by Carl Angel.


English, Spanish


This resource may be free from your local library or purchased from the publisher.