Bibliographic Information: Gerson, M. (2001). Fiesta feminina. New York: Barefoot Books.
Brief Annotation: This books explores many different woman in the Mexican culture and retells their folktales.
Grade Level: 4-5
Readers who will like this: Students who enjoy books that explore culture and branch out of the typical realm will enjoy reading this book.
Rating/Response: 3, this book covers many different folktales but could be overwhelming to read all at one time.
One question you would ask before a read aloud: What do we know about folktales?
Reading Strategy: Synthesizing
Rationale for strategy: There are opportunities for this story to be analyzed at a deeper level, have students evaluate the stories, compare them and even discuss with their classmates. These stories are folktales and sometimes are sending a message that may be hidden, have your students discover it.
Posted by: Katie de St. Aubin