Recommended Children's Books: Alma by Juana Martinez-Neal
Feels: Warming. A VERY special read!
Description: ALMA, by Juana Martinez-Neal, is an elegant, colorful tale about heritage and self-discovery.
Notes: As a picture book publisher, I study HUNDREDS of picture books each year, keeping detailed notes for each book and in an extensive spreadsheet.
As you probably guessed, I review a lot of PBs that I don't think get enough love and others that perhaps get a large lump sum of exposure compared to a lot of smaller, overlooked publications.
This book's popularity is in perfect harmony with its substance and elegance. If ALMA isn't already a part of your collection, I recommend adding it or checking it out at your local library.