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Acknowledgements: The content of this Learning Guide was shaped and edited by Merissa Stewart, Alex Benjamin and Amanda Pintore, who would like to thank Dani Bryant, Sarah Beth Weinberg and Mary Sturgis for their assistance! The guide’s layouts & cover were designed by Eric Tuttle / tuttlecreative.com. The cover art is by Ben Rumback.

Recommended Resources For Further Investigation: Fiction: UĂŠ Abuela by Arthur Dorros. This heartwarming tale is a great example of magical realism and would be a fantastic read-aloud book your students could share with lower grade students. UĂŠ The Day it Snowed Tortillas by Joe Hayes. This collection of folktales in both English and Spanish has many fantastic short stories full of clever tricksters and magical realism. UĂŠ The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks. This classic tale is a great example of magical realism set in an urban environment. Check out the movie after you read the book!

Movies: UÊ Honey I Shrunk the Kids (1989) rated PG A preoccupied inventor creates an electro-magnetic shrinking machine that accidentally shrinks his kids down to one-quarter-inch tall. When the kids get swept into the trash, they try to make their way home through the jungle of their own backyard. UÊ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (2010) rated PG Balthazar Blake is a modern-day sorcerer defending Manhattan against dark forces. When a seemingly average kid shows hidden potential, Balthazar takes his reluctant recruit on a crash course in the art and science of magic revealing that the real world is far more magical than he ever knew. UÊ The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep (2007) rated PG On the edges of war a lonely young boy discovers a large, mysterious egg along the shores of Loch Ness. He soon discovers that the strange, mischievous hatchling inside is none other than The Water Horse, the loch’s most mysterious and fabled creature.

UÊ When Tía Lola Came to Stay by Julia Alvarez. This colorful story is about the time troubled pre-teen Miguel’s quirky, charismatic, and possibly magical Aunt Lola arrives from the Dominican Republic for an extended stay, ensuring that his life will never be the same again. Non-Fiction: UÊ My Name is Gabito by Monica Brown. This is a child friendly biography of Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who popularized magical realism throughout the world. UÊ A Kid’s Guide to Latino History: More than 50 Activities by Valerie Petrillo. Hands-on activities, games, and crafts that explore the diversity of Latino culture and teach children about the people, experiences, and events that have shaped Hispanic American history. UÊ Extraordinary Hispanic Americans by Cesar Alegre. Real-life stories of Hispanic struggle, achievement, victory, and sometimes loss.

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