La Llorona: retelling a Mexican Legend

Pat Perrin, Wim Coleman (author), Martha Avils (illustrator)

Publisher: Red Chair Press LLC ISBN: 9781939656278

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La Llorona (The Crying Woman) is a sad and haunting tale from Mexico. Parents have told the story for hundreds of years to misbehaving children and to guard against vanity. Some say the story is about Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés and a native Mexican woman who served as his translator. Her loss can be compared to the loss of native Mexican culture after the Spanish conquest.

Reading Level
Lexile
825L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
S
ATOS
3.4
DRA
40
Categories
Genre
Cultural/Diversity History Social Issues
Interest Age
Ages 9-12
Grade
3rd Grade 4th Grade 5th Grade
Subject
Social Studies
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Fiction
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