The parent to this book, America: My Land, Your Land, Our Land, came out in 1997 in hardcover, in English, with illustrations by fourteen artists of color. It was a unique book idea, but in hardcover it was not hitting the right audience so the publisher redid the book in 2001 as a bilingual - English/Spanish - board book for the toddler crowd. Wow! What a great idea. Because the book is a real hit with parents, teachers, and caregivers of young children who want to introduce their young charges to a second language and to some basic concepts of American culture.
Honors and Awards
Finalist, Best Illustrations of the Year, Society of Illustrators
Youngsters can celebrate differences, read Spanish, and learn opposites in America: A Book of Opposites/Un Libro de Contrarios by W. Nikola-Lisa, with 10 different illustrators. Each double-page spread, representing a different "land" in the United States, illustrates a pair of opposites in both English and Spanish. For example, a boy makes a path of footprints on a beach in Hawaii between the words "Hot Land/Tierra cálida." On the opposite page, a girl builds a snowman in Alaska between the words, "Cold Land/Tierra fríja." Publishers Weekly
For institutional orders I recommend that you order directly from Lee & Low Books. They'll fulfill your order in a reasonable amount of time and you'll receive a discount as a classroom teacher, school, or library. Call them at 888-320-3190 (opt #3) or click here to go to their ordering page.