Books by James Luna

GROWING UP ON THE PLAYGROUND/NUESTRO PATIO DE RECREO by James Luna
Released: Oct. 31, 2018

"Fails to engage. (Bilingual picture book. 5-8)"
Ana and her friends enjoy the school playground until they outgrow it in the sixth grade. Read full book review >
Red Indian Road West: Native American Poetry From California by Kurt Schweigman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2016

"A diverse and illuminating volume of Native American poetry that explores Western migration."
An anthology offers poems by Native Americans with ties to California. Read full book review >
THE PLACE WHERE YOU LIVE / EL LUGAR DONDE VIVES by James Luna
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2015

"A lighthearted celebration of a child's sense of place and belonging. (Bilingual picture book. 4-6)"
From enjoying tortillas and hot chocolate with their abuela to finishing a long day in their parents' arms, two siblings explore the place where they live. Read full book review >
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2012

"An innocuous Halloween and Day of the Dead book for readers who prefer to skip scarier fare. (Adventure. 8-11)"
In this bilingual book, a young girl finds a surprise upon returning from a trip to Guanajuato, Mexico. Read full book review >
THE RUNAWAY PIGGY / EL COCHINITO FUGITIVO by James Luna
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 30, 2010

"Recipe appended. (Picture book. 3-6)"
The runaway cookie in this Mexican bakery is a soft, brown, stubby-tailed piglet as impertinently bold and smug in his continual escape as his Gingerbread Boy cousin. Read full book review >