Cinco de Mayo

The Legend of the Poinsettia

By Tomie DePaola

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When Lucida is unable to finish her gift for the Baby Jesus in time for the Christmas procession, a miracle enables her to offer the beautiful flower we now call the poinsettia.

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The Magic Maguey

By Tony Johnston

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Miguel figures out a way to save the beloved maguey plant in his Mexican pueblo.

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The Twenty-Five Mixtec Cats

By Matthew Gollub

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The inhabitants of a mountain village are suspicious of the twenty-five cats who come to live with their healer, until the cats are able to help lift a curse placed on the butcher.

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The Woman who Outshone the Sun

By Alejandro Cruz

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Retells the Zapotec legend of Lucia Zenteno, a beautiful woman with magical powers who is exiled from a mountain village and takes its water away in punishment.

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