In this Spanish edition of Dreams of Green: A Three Kings' Day Story, a girl and her family discover new ways to celebrate their Puerto Rican heritage in Ohio.
It’s eleven days after Christmas and Lucia yearns to be in lush Puerto Rico celebrating Día de los Reyes with family and friends. But this year, instead of dancing and singing in the parrandas of her Puerto Rican neighborhood, she is surrounded by cold and silence in snow-blanketed Ohio. How will she ever be able to guide the Three Kings to her new home in the frosty Midwest? This picture book is a celebration of Puerto Rican culture, heartwarming family tradition, and a reminder that we all carry a piece of home with us wherever life may take us.
About the Author
Mariel Jungkunz is a former journalist and a graduate of the Las Hermanas mentorship program for unpublished Latinx kidlit writers at Las Musas Books. Originally from Puerto Rico, she currently resides in Ohio, where she works as an editor for dictionary.com.
Monica Rodriguez has a BFA in Fine Art from Savannah College of Art and Design and works primarily with picture book illustration and character design.
"A comforting holiday story about sustaining tradition while making room for new beginnings."—Kirkus Reviews
"As Lucía yearns for the country left behind...the holiday reassures the protagonist that their connection to their home country and culture is far from lost. Rodríguez’s digital art juxtaposes the landscapes of Puerto Rico and Ohio throughout. "—Publishers Weekly