Mercado: Heart of the Barrio Trade Book (Hardcover)
Written ByJudy Goldman
Illustrated byIlán Rabchinskey
“Because Mexico is in its markets,” as Pablo Neruda writes, Mexican author Judy Goldman takes us on a visually stunning journey through the colors, aromas, and flavors of its markets. So grab a bag, and let’s go!
ThemeCivilizations of the Americas, Communities, Culture, Economics, Goods and Services, Living in Communities, Neighborhoods and Communities, One World, Many Cultures, World Communities, World Cultures
Judy Goldman and Ilán Rabchinskey, her son, have been fascinated by the markets of Mexico, their country, since they were children. Shopping bags in hand, alone or together, they have visited huge ones that stretch across several acres, those on wheels that travel from place to place, and also the local markets held once a week in small town squares all across the country. There, immersed in bright colors, sounds, and aromas, they always end up buying much more than they planned, or can actually carry! Some of Judy’s favorite markets are the ones bursting with flowers and buzzing bees. Ilán likes the bustling markets that are full of native foods and ingredients where he can always find a new fruit or vegetable to try. Besides markets, they also love traveling and reading, usually with a cup of hot tea (Judy) or coffee (Ilán). Their first book together with Reycraft is Let’s Eat Bugs!, filled with Mexican insect-based recipes and dishes that were promptly devoured by a delighted Ilán.