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The Spirit of Chicano Park/El espíritu del Parque Chicano


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Bettie and Bonky as they discover a magical park located in the most peculiar place, under a bridge! They learn to love their new home in Barrio Logan, a neighborhood with a rich history in San Diego, California. Through the eyes of a mystical señora they travel through a historical journey of a community's struggle to build a park.

Sprinkled with magical realism and an artistic spirit, this award-winning historical fiction book tells the story of the people of Logan Heights and the world-famous Chicano Park.

Winner of a 2021 Tomás Rivera book award, honoring authors and illustrators who create literature that depicts the Mexican American experience.


Beatrice Zamora


Meza Maira


Community · Mexican American History · Hope


Tolteca Press




"This recollective narrative tells of the activist efforts of Chicanxs/Mexicans finding a unified voice and standing up for the preservation of their heritage and right to self-determination. Children today take away an essential message — that it’s important to learn about the history of the land you reside on and become a part of the movement to protect it." [Social Justice Books]




Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 12.8 ounces
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 8.25 x 0.25 x 8.25 in


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Picture Book

Age 6-8

54 pages


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