Rainbow Weaver/Tejedora del Arcoíris by Linda Elovitz Marshall
Rainbow Weaver is about a young girl, Ixchel (pronounced Eee-shell) who wants to follow in the long tradition of weaving on a backstrap loom as her mother, grandmother, and most Mayan women have done for two thousand years. Ixchel wanted to help so badly but she was told she is too young and the yarns are too expensive. But she found an ingenious way to contribute. Proceeds from sales of this book support Mayan Hands, a wonderful fair-trade organization.
Watch Oakland teacher, Erika Gonzales, and Hip-hop historian and journalist, Davey D., read Rainbow Weaver in both Spanish and English on Fairyland's Magic Tree.
Illustrated by Elisa Chavarri
Sorry, this book is not available for free local pickup because it's fulfilled by East Bay Booksellers.