The farolitos of Christmas
Hyperion Books for Children, Dec 25, 1995 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
With her father away fighting in World War II and her grandfather too sick to create the traditional luminaria, Luz helps create farolitos, little lanterns, for their Christmas celebration instead.
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