Books by Anne Broyles

ARTURO AND THE BIENVENIDO FEAST by Anne Broyles
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2017

"Fans of uncomplicated, familycentric stories won't be disappointed. (Bilingual picture book. 4-7)"
The adventures of Arturo continue (Arturo and the Navidad Birds, 2013) as he and his grandmother prepare a Salvadoran-style welcome-to-the-family dinner for Tía Inés' fiance, Michael. Read full book review >
ARTURO AND THE NAVIDAD BIRDS by Anne Broyles
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 30, 2013

"An understated but solid story portraying strong family ties between grandmother and grandson. (Picture book. 4-8) "
A boy named Arturo decorates the Christmas tree with his grandmother, Abue Rosa, in this bilingual English/Spanish story. Read full book review >
PRISCILLA AND THE HOLLYHOCKS by Anne Broyles
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"When I was young and still wore slavery's yoke, I was saved by hollyhocks, and a white man's kindness." So begins the tale of a little girl, born into slavery on a Georgia plantation. Her mother is sold and the only remembrance Priscilla has of her are the hollyhocks she planted. Old Sylvia teaches her how to make hollyhock dolls and float them on the pond. Priscilla is soon put to work in the big house and meets a white man named Basil Silkwood, who tells her she's smart and should be in school. When the master dies, she's sold to a Cherokee family and is a part of the painful Trail of Tears march. Incredibly, on her way through a town, she recognizes Silkwood and speaks out to him. He follows the march to the encampment and buys Priscilla's freedom. She becomes a part of the Silkwood family and plants the hollyhocks with these words: "Grow, I sang to the seeds. Bloom, I commanded the plants. Safe, I told myself. Home." Simple, bold colorful paintings enhance a text many young readers will be able to decipher. Historical note and instructions to make a hollyhock doll are appended. (Picture book. 6-8)Read full book review >