Birthday in the Barrio (Cumpleanos en el Barrio)

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In this second bilingual book by author Mayra L. Dole, lively, determined Chavi sets off on yet another Miami adventure. This time it's a fifteenth birthday party for her buddy Rosario's sister that sends her swooshing through her Cuban American neighborhood, recruiting children and grownups to help in the planning and cooking. Once again Chavi proves that she can bring an entire community together for a heartfelt and ultimately very special event.

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Overview

In this second bilingual book by author Mayra L. Dole, lively, determined Chavi sets off on yet another Miami adventure. This time it's a fifteenth birthday party for her buddy Rosario's sister that sends her swooshing through her Cuban American neighborhood, recruiting children and grownups to help in the planning and cooking. Once again Chavi proves that she can bring an entire community together for a heartfelt and ultimately very special event.

Mayra L. Dole's bouncy prose and Tonel's bright, witty watercolors will delight readers who know and love Chavi, as well as those who are discovering this amazing eight-year-old heroine for the first time.

When Lazarita's unemployed father cannot afford a party for her "quinces," the birthday celebration that marks a fifteen-year-old girl's entrance into womanhood, her friends in her Miami Cuban-American community enlist the mayor's help to plan a surprise block party.

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Dole tells the story of Rosario and Chavi, two can-do friends who realize a way to help Rosario's sister, Lazarita, have a quinceanero bash and raise money for their local homeless shelter. The dynamic duo organize a street party by pitting two neighbors against each other in a friendly cooking rivalry, convincing another neighbor to donate a cake, and seeking donations from local grocers. Of course, these plans are a secret from Lazarita, who believes she will not have a fifteenth-birthday bash because her father is unemployed. Everything goes swimmingly until the girls realize the night before that they have forgotten to secure a permit to close the street. Rosario's father tells her and Chavi that it will be impossible to obtain a permit so late. But Chavi insists that if she talks to the mayor, he will give her the permit. But the mayor can do nothing. It seems that Rosario's and Chavi's work was wasted, but the next day the girls discover a street party happening all on its own. The neighbors have carried out the duo's plans. Lazarita is thrilled, and the mayor appears to applaud the girls' philanthropic spirit. Dole's narrative entertains —though Rosario and Chavi are not very distinct personalities—and creates a picture of neighborhood unity. Unfortunately, Tonel's illustrations are cartoonish and grotesque. This book is part of the "Chavi" series and useful in teaching teamwork and initiative. 2004, Children's Book Press, Ages 6 to 8.
—Veronica Betancourt
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Gr 1-3-Fans of Drum, Chavi, Drum (Children's Book Press, 2003) will welcome the further adventures of this uninhibited eight-year-old, and first-time readers will be engaged by the Miami ambience and the strong characters. Here, Chavi sets out to create the perfect quincea-era for her friend Rosario's older sister. Lazarita is distressed when her loving, but unemployed father tells her that they simply cannot afford the requisite big party. In realistic fashion, the teen does know, but she throws a fit anyway. Chavi, determined to put on a bash to remember, drafts adults and children throughout the barrio, even using a bit of healthy competition and a good cause, to bring her ideas to reality. Dole's prose, in both English and Spanish, is exuberant, making use of colloquial expressions that reflect the nature of the Cubano neighborhoods of Miami. Tonel's watercolor cartoons, though inconsistent and a bit amateurish, are equally bright and fresh. The use of different typefaces and sounds ("Gum-dum-beep-beep! Chacky-chacky-beep-beep!") makes this story visually interesting and fun to read aloud. Use it with Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith's Celebrating a Quincea-era (Holiday, 2002) for a nonfiction extension on an important Hispanic celebration. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780892391943
  • Publisher: Lee & Low Books, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/9/2004
  • Edition description: Bilingual Edition
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 6 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.43 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2004

    Worthy of Praise

    I am a children's librarian and must say that Mayra's L. Dole's second Chavi adventure, 'Birthday in the Barrio' is an exciting, heartwarming, and suspenseful read. The author's brilliant writing -- so full of fiery energy -- transported me into a world/barrio/community I used to know long ago, where people cared about one another. My daughter, son, mother, and I, were instantly transported and hooked into Chavi's world of wild schemes. In her first book, 'Drum Chavi, Drum!/Toca, Chavi, Toca!' Ms. Dole tackles gender roles within the Hispanic community in a delightful and fun way. She is a writer of social issues worthy of praise and award. The instant we finished the book, my daughter asked me, 'Mami, can I be like Chavi when I grow up and help the homeless with my Quinces?' It's obvious that this is a book that must be shared with your children. The illustrations are as vivid, colorful and fun as the writing; they capture the diversity of Miami and its Hispanic community. I'm thrilled to have bought this book and I'm looking forward to more Chavi books or anything written by this author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2004

    Birthday in the Barrio (Cumpleanos en el Barrio)

    My 8 year-old boy, 9 year-old girl, and 7 year-old twin nieces, have fallen in love with spunky Chavi. Since they've never read in picture books strong Cubanita characters who are movers and shakers, they are mesmerized from beginning to end. They have even made up and performed Chavi plays for the whole family! This vividly written and magically illustrated book is chock full of Latino culture, too. My kids get to practice their Spanish and English, on top of being entertained! Our entire family loves Chavi and we are ready for her third book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2004

    Birthday in the Barrio (Cumpleanos en el Barrio)

    Vivacious gutsy girls make this story so much fun! Mayra L. Dole's bilingual books, Birthday in the Barrio, and Drum, Chavi, Drum! provide quality literature for children. The author writes exuberant stories of social relevance. My children love this book; the whole family feels that it's an award-winning book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2004

    Birthday in the Barrio (Cumpleanos en el Barrio)

    Extreme fun mixed with social solidarity is alive in Mayra L. Dole's bilingual book, 'Birthday in the Barrio.' My kids love that the little strong Cubanita girls get barrio neighbors to help one another in times of need. In our neighborhood, people hardly know one another and in times of need it's 'every person for themselves.' This story will motivate children to think critically in a fun way. My kids have fallen in love with Chavi and are looking forward to her third book. We urge the publishers to make a series of Chavi's! How about Chavi cartoons? In these times, the world needs Chavi, the little Cubanita Superhero!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2004

    A Great Book for Kids of All Cultures

    Jorge: This is a beautifully illustrated book, with a warm story about the struggles of a group of Cuban children in Miami to organize a Quince party for a girl whose father has lost his job and cannot afford to pay for the party... . Glenn: This is a very well written book full of the optimistic spirit that flows in the mind of the immigrant... . Raul: I like the fact that it gives non-Hispanic kids a real taste of Latin culture... . Jorge: The bilingual nature of the book means that it is accessible to all and it makes a great learning experience for the beginning student in Spanish... . Glenn: In short, we love it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2004

    Exciting, Suspensful, Fun and Colorful!

    I am a librarian and was able to see/review this gorgeous book before the publication date. The writing by Mayra L. Dole, is exhuberant and the illustrations by Tonel are adorably vivid. Chavi and Rosario are back! Rosario's sister, Lazarita, is mad because she can't have a quinces after her Pipo lost his job. But don't think for a moment that Chavi can't mastermind the wildest, most fun quinces street party ever! She enlists the homeless, the mayor, and the entire community. But can she pull it through? How can a little girl possibly throw such a collosal fiesta? A must buy for Cuban book collectors, teachers, librarians, children of all cultures, adults trying to learn English as a second language, and anyone interested in Latino communities based in the United States. This is a gem of a book.

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